50 Cent shockingly admits he wouldn’t care if 21-year-old son got hit by a bus
Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 Cent, recently left fans and followers shocked by his words, when he claimed he wouldn't care if his own son got hit by a bus. This comment was sparked by an Instagram post he had seen of his estranged son, Marquis Jackson, posing with the son of a man he'd had an intense feud with.
His 21-year-old son posed next to Kyle McGriff, the son of Kenneth McGriff, a convicted drug trafficker. He is currently serving a life sentence for unrelated murder charges, but was also allegedly involved with the infamous attempted murder of 50 Cent in 2000.
In the attack, the rapper was shot nine times - in his arm, hand, chest, hip, both legs, and his left cheek - the latter leaving his tongue permanently swollen.
After he saw the photo, he immediately commented on the photo to write: "If both these little n***** got hit by a bus, I wouldn’t have a bad day."
Many who saw the comment were appalled by his words, despite his reasons for being angry. "Marquise Jackson behaves exactly how a hurt and abandoned child would to their father," one Twitter user wrote. "50 is 100% to blame for that."
Responding to the widespread criticism of his comments, the rapper eventually defended himself, explaining that he has "zero ill will" towards them or anyone else. He wrote:
"I have zero ill will towards anyone living on this Earth. The people Shanquois [sic] son looks up to and associates with is a reflection of the negative energy he embraces towards me.
"I paid his mother $1,360,000 in support to afford him opportunities I never had. They just spent it, over the years I repeated get a job now they have to figure it out."
He then, in a strange turn, ended by promoting the latest season of Power, in which he stars.
Marquise’s mother, Shaniqua Tompkins, soon stepped in to defend her son, laying into 50 on her Instagram story, where she wrote:
"I find it humorous that a not so gangster rapper will go so hard and be so delligent [sic] at going at his child and his child’s mother, but won’t keep that same energy for n***as who put that hot lead up his ass… Alexa play “Many Men” by 50 Cent."
50 Cent came back with another reply, in which he used his oft-repeated catchphrase "get the strap":
"She is just confused, the question is how long do you think it will take her to identify with the truth. What ever I say is the truth, don’t play wit my pimpin. get the strap LOL #lecheminduroi"
The relationship between 50 Cent and Marquise has been turbulent for quite some time, with the tensions between them often reflected in their social media posts. For instance, in June this year, Marquise posted a sarcastic father's day photo on Instagram of him alone:
"[Marquise] does this kind of stuff to get a rise out of him," a source told People Magazine. "Any time 50 is having a problem with anyone on social media, his son will seek out that person and then make it a point to post it."
Hopefully, rather than this ongoing tension, the pair can resolve the issues they have with one another in the future.