50 Cent is transphobic and his latest comments about Young Buck proves it
50 Cents aka Curtis James Jackson on Wednesday shared an Instagram post about Young Buck's upcoming album and made sarcastic comments about Young dating a transgender woman in the garb of promoting his work. The post (now deleted ) later read, "Young Buck is almost ready to drop his album. He worked hard on this project. I told him his personal choice to date a transexual will confuse some of his core audience but with the support of the LGBT he should be fine (sic)."
His latest remarks go to prove that the rapper is a transphobic as this is not the first time he made such distasteful comments. In March, he had posted a clip in which a man was heard saying, "take that s**t down. I have to go out and let people know that this is not real. I don’t know what the f*** happened. I just know it ain’t me and I ain’t fu***** gay." This was apparently in reference to a video that was leaked in 2018 which sparked the rumors that Young was dating a transgender woman GlamourPurfek.
According to Pride, GlamourPurfek had said that her account was hacked and apologized for the unintentional leak. 50 Cent, however, posted the video six months after the video leak and had gone ahead to caption it, "If your in a relationship with a tranny your gay. that’s a boy, Boy!!! It’s cool Buck you gonna be big down at the gay bars Give me a call. (sic)" This not only reeks of transphobia but is also misinformed. The fact that 50 Cent went ahead and assumed that a man who has a relationship with a transgender woman was gay resulted in backlash and this post too was deleted by the rapper.
50's homophobia came out in 2018 when he spotted a picture of himself photoshopped with rainbow-colored teeth and tweeted, "Who did this. I want you ni**as on the internet dead. F**k everybody laughing at this shit." After he was called out for his hateful comment, he responded by posting on Instagram, "So now they’re saying I’m homophobic and making death threats because I joked about being mad at a picture of me as 69. what the f***, I love gay people I get b****** to kiss each other all the time and I like it. Nah for real get the f*** outta here wit this. Get The Strap."
50 had also made similar comments back in 2015 when the rapper blamed 'Empire's' falling ratings on its portrayal of a gay relationship. He had shared a post by @industryonblast_ which claimed, "There are 3 million less viewers who tuned into last night’s Empire episode!!!! did you watch it? We could not take the extra gay stuff or celebrity stuff last night!!!!” He captioned it, "EMPIRES TV RATINGS TOOK A HUGE HIT. Ok I’ll stop now. COOKIE CALL ME BABY. I’ll tell every body to watch the show for you. LOL (sic)."
And if one had to go all the way back to 2010, GLAAD (The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) called on fans on Twitter to ask 50 to lay off anti-Gay comments on the social media platform after he tweeted, "Perez Hilton calld me douchebag so I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding. wasnt his but still made me feel better (sic)." GLAAD tweeted, "On Twitter? Please post this tweet to your twitter page to let 50 Cent know your thoughts: RT @glaad: Tell @50cent to let his fans know that anti-gay violence isn’t something to joke about."
50 himself was outed as gay by his ex Vivica A. Fox, a relationship which had ended in 2003. She had released a self-help book in 2018 and while promoting the book she spoke of her relationship with 50 and that's when she told Andy Cohen that it 'seems like he’s (50) got something' for the men, according to a report in Queerty. So he had responded through an Instagram post and said, "I’m waking up to this sh*t, that was14 years ago. ????smh who does this? What the f**k!” The post has since been deleted.