An apparent beef between 50 Cent and an NYPD precinct commander now has the officer under investigation after an incident that allegedly happened last spring. The New York Daily News reports that on June 7, the rapper was set to appear at an NYPD-sanctioned boxing match in the Bronx, and Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez, out of Brooklyn’s 72nd Precinct, got wind of it. Gonzalez’s supposed instructions to cops about 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson) during that day’s roll call, per a source: “Shoot him on sight.” The source’s reaction to that alleged threat: “WTF.” A month earlier, Gonzalez put in an aggravated harassment claim against Jackson for one of the rapper’s Instagrams.
In that now-deleted post, Jackson wrote “Get the strap” (code for “get the gun”) on a story about a suit involving Gonzalez. No charges came about from Gonzalez’s complaint on that. Meanwhile, the head of Gonzalez’s union tells TMZ that Gonzalez denies ever making the shooting remark. “The incident is under internal review,” an NYPD spokesman says. Rolling Stone notes 50 Cent’s response on Instagram to the news on Gonzalez, who has almost 30 years on the force and remains on active duty. “He think he got beef with me, so he sending the Homies to put some work in,” the rapper posted, along with a Gonzalez photo. “NYNOTSAFE #thegangstagotabadge.” He added in another post that he takes the allegations “very seriously” and is “consulting with my legal counsel.” Jackson says he’s also “concerned” that the NYPD itself didn’t make him aware of the supposed threat.
By Jenn Gidman