- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

ABINGTON, Mass. (AP) - The residents of a small town south of Boston say they never thought they’d get the chance to meet rapper 50 Cent.

When they heard he’d be appearing at a local liquor store to promote a brand of vodka, residents of Abington and nearby towns lined up hours ahead. Some came from as far as the Boston area. A few camped out the night before.

The Enterprise of Brockton reports (http://bit.ly/1GrajyJ ) 50 Cent visited Billy’s Liquors Saturday to sign bottles of Effen Vodka, a brand he represents. People were able to purchase a bottle or case.

There were opportunities to get a picture with the rapper, but those who purchased a $150 case of the vodka were allowed to take a picture with him on their personal phones.

Police say the event drew about 1,500 people.

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Information from: The (Brockton, Mass.) Enterprise, http://www.enterprisenews.com

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