50 Cent is catching a lot of flak on social media for making an inconsiderate Instagram post where he appeared to use the tragic death of Michael K. Williams to promote his Starz series, Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
“Damn if you didn’t see Raising Kanan check it out that fentanyl is no joke, killing the clientele. RIP michael k. williams,” 50 wrote in the since-deleted post. His caption referenced a New York Post article that has since been updated, and no longer mentions that fentanyl could have contributed to Williams’ suspected drug overdose.
And this has riled many people.
Reacting to the outrage, the rapper-actor brought up his past differences with Williams in another Instagram post that has also been deleted. “Don’t ever try to understand me I’m different,” he explained. “I don’t do all the fake love shit.”
Their “feud”, Complex writes, came from a disagreement three years ago when 50 claimed music executive James Rosemond, Jr., a.k.a. Jimmy Henchman, was assaulted while in prison serving his life sentence after being found guilty of a murder-for-hire plot against G-Unit affiliate Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher.
Williams released a video calling 50’s claim “completely false” without mentioning the mogul by name.
50 didn’t like Williams taking Rosemund’s side in their beef, and went on the offensive with a series of posts against the actor.
Now, he is using this opportunity to insult the deceased.
See his post and the reactions:
Idc what anyone says, using someone’s tragic & untimely death to promote your own show with an insensitive ass caption is VILE. 50 Cent has always been ignorant, but this is crossing the line. pic.twitter.com/yeOQxZYbn1
— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) September 6, 2021
Leave it to 50 Cent to come with the insensitivity. Using Michael K. Williams’ death to promote that whack show. pic.twitter.com/4OYIP2vMPN
— Carl Thomas’ Turtleneck (@therealkj4) September 6, 2021