50 Cent fired back at accusations he mocked his “Power” costar Naturi Naughton on social media.
Naughton recently took issue with a post made by 50 Cent. The rapper reposted a side by side of Naughton next to Goro from Mortal Kombat. He wrote, “who the f—k did this, POWER is #1.” He appeared to be making fun of her appearance, which he was accused of doing in the past to her.
Following the post, 50 Cent deactivated his Instagram account which is still down.
Naturi didn’t enjoy 50’s post and wrote, “?There’s so much I wanna say but… You don’t even have an Instagram account so… ??♀ why waste my characters or come out of my CHARACTER!
But do pick up a copy of my upcoming book: #whatNOTtoDoWhenYoureABoss ??♀
ImNotACharacter #IAmARealPerson #IAmAWoman #IAmABlackWoman.”
50 is now addressing the situation and denying he was bullying Naughton. A fan tweet, “I thought u was sticking up for her or did I read wrong ?” and he replied “I was sticking up for her, they just went and made some sh-t up.”
He wrote, “Shut up b—ch” to a user who said, “Good BYE!!! ?? Dont go back until you got some manners.”
50 added, “LOL Im cool with all these false report, if you don’t know why something happens ? you can’t just make some shit up smh I turned my own IG page off SUCKERS. #LeCheminDuRoi #bransoncognac”
He ended saying, “I like twitter better then IG right now follow me over here. #LeCheminDuRoi #bransoncognac.”
😆LOL Im cool with all these false report, if you don’t know why something happens 🤨 you can’t just make some shit up smh I turned my own IG page off SUCKERS. #LeCheminDuRoi #bransoncognac pic.twitter.com/Nh62IItpq8
— 50cent (@50cent) November 17, 2019
One fan commented, “I SUPPORT YOU @50cent ON SOME THINGS BUT I ALSO LOVE ME SOME @naturinaughton – ONCE I REALIZED SHE DIDN’T APPRECIATE THE JOKE AND FELT IT WAS DISRESPECTFUL I’M GLAD YOU APOLOGIZED. SHE IS INDEED A QUEEN AND THE HOTTEST ACTRESS ON POWER.”
“I think u should carefully pick the ppl u goin troll like i think she has/had genuine love fa u as a coworker, producer, and potna so maybe not her anyone else bc she is one person tht u never hear abt negatively in headlines really at all unless its abt her work and thts a good”, said another.
The recent incident came only days after 50 had apologized to Naughton for a previous joke about her appearance. He had originally made nice with her and she forgave him for his first tweet.
She was quoted, “He knew that what he did was shady and he apologized for it. He realized it was not the nicest thing to do. I accepted his apology, I’ve moved on. ‘He’s an EP on [Power], I am a star on the show, I cannot be worried about something like this. He believes in the work I do on Power, so it was only a matter of making sure that that comes across. I think that he gets it, we are cool. I will see him at work within the next couple of days. I do not hold grudges, it’s water under the bridge.’
Fans have shown Naughton support writing, “I’m sorry you have to go through this ??♀ Joke or not, once you know someone is offended by something, you shouldn’t keep going.”
50 Cent recently got into an Instagram fight with singer Tank, who epically trolled the rapper.
I was sticking up for her, they just went and made some shit up. https://t.co/wbEu10uvbZ
— 50cent (@50cent) November 17, 2019
Many fans were quick to support 50 Cent on social media. One fan wrote, “You were so genuine when my daughter and I met you last month, everyone on your team was just as professional. My daughter Mia tells everyone how lucky she was meeting you and how she’s never met anyone famous and how you treated her with kind welcoming. Much love!”
Another tweet , “He WAS sticking up for her.. he just asked who made the Meme? …He can’t breathe without someone thinking he is being mean.. “Sheeesh”?”
“Come back to ig plz it’s not the same with out u” begged one person.