50 Cent wants to set the record straight regarding his famous catchphrase after he sparked a police investigation for directing the words at a police officer.
The G-Unit star is reportedly under investigation for typing “Get the strap” on a social media post regarding NYPD Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez. There were reports Gonzalez was using his power to shake down a local club, and 50 seemingly made a call to arms to his 18.1 million followers.
Now 50’s rep is trying to explain the slogan, telling The Blast, “Taken in its proper context, the specific post in question was neither intended as, nor could reasonably be interpreted as a threat or call to violence against anyone.”
As we reported, 50 recently filed to trademark “Get The Strap,” and his rep tells us it’s just a “slogan he has been posting across all of his social media platforms,” adding, “It is posted in connection with photographs and videos, including many featuring just him or things he is promoting.”
When Teairra Marí filed her lawsuit against the hip-hop star for revenge porn she noted that his catchphrase felt like he was “encouraging violence.”
However, his rep stressed, “So the record is clear, Mr. Jackson does not condone or promote the use of violence against anyone. “Get The Strap” is a playful phrase used by Mr. Jackson to punctuate absurd and outrageous situations.