50 Cent has been an instigator and bully extraordinaire since his breakout debut single “How To Rob” in 1999. Dude effectively deaded Ja Rule and all of Murder Inc, has been in numerous beefs (of the real-life and Twitter varieties), and even went at his friend Floyd Mayweather, accusing him of being illiterate. He’s pretty much built a career on ruffling feathers without any dire consequences or comeuppance. But for his most recent act of bullying, he’s finally looking at some repercussions.
The Queens rapper was recording himself walking through the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport when he felt the need to comment on how “the new generation is crazy” by singling out a janitor who he accused of being high on drugs while working. The janitor, Andrew Farrell, actually suffers from Autism and Asperger’s syndrome, as his stepfather, Ken Kramer, told TMZ. Kramer also mentioned that the family now has legal representation, but will settle outside of court if 50 donates $1 million to Farrell’s GoFundMe page and makes a face-to-face apology. They must not be aware of 50’s current financial status.
Apparently having a baby by Fif isn’t the only way to be millionaire, but admittedly it wouldn’t have been as catchy to rap “get verbally bullied by me and be a millionaire.” Shrug. Watch the incident below.
UPDATE: In a statement to Page Six, 50 has apologized:
While the incident at the airport resulted from an unfortunate misunderstanding, I am truly sorry for offending the young man. It was certainly not my intent to insult him or the disability community, which is a source of great strength in America. I have apologized personally to him and his family.