The NYPD is investigating an allegation that a Brooklyn precinct commander allegedly threatened the life of 50 Cent by telling other officers to “shoot him on sight” — and the rapper is understandably concerned.
The threat was allegedly made last June by Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez, the commanding officer of the 72nd Precinct, according to a report in the New York Daily News.
The rapper was scheduled to attend an NYPD boxing match that night in the Bronx. According to their source, during a roll call inside the precinct, Gonzalez allegedly told his officers that they should “shoot him on sight.”
Gonzalez is currently on active duty during the investigation.
A rep for 50 Cent tells The Blast, “Mr. Jackson takes this threat very seriously and is consulting with his legal counsel regarding his options going forward. He is concerned that he was not previously advised of this threat by the NYPD and even more concerned that Gonzalez continues to carry a badge and a gun.”
50 added via Twitter, “This is how I wake up this morning, 🤷🏽♂️ This guy Emanuel Gonzales is a dirty cop abusing his POWER. The sad part is this man still has a badge and a gun. I take this threat very seriously and im consulting with my legal counsel regarding my options moving forward.”
Adding fuel to the fire, Gonzalez and 50 have a history.
A month before the alleged incident, Gonzalez filed an aggravated harassment complaint against the rapper, claiming he threatened him on Instagram.
50 deleted his post about Gonzalez, which was in reply to a report that Gonzalez had been accused of shaking down one of 50’s favorite hangouts in New York City.