Rapper, producer, and the internet’s favorite troll 50 Cent has once reminded society he has way too much time on his hand. Earlier last week, the G-Unit founder made some questionable remarks about Madonna’s new photoshoot. Since then, many have come to the aid of Madonna.
The photoshoot in question set the media world on fire as the “Queen of Pop” posed in sexy risque lingerie. The photos showed Madonna wearing fishnets, posing under the bed, and bearing her breasts. While many fans praised the 63-year-old singer for embracing her sexuality and confidence. Despite all the praise she received, Instagram took down the photos for violating the terms and conditions of the platform. Still, the photos were up long enough for 50 Cent’s now infamous trolling.
The media mogul took to Twitter to voice his opinions. 50 Cent called her photos “funniest s**t I’ve seen” as she was “trying to do like a virgin at 63.” The rapper posted a photoshopped image of her photos linking her to the Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz.
Madonna took the criticism and responded with her own attack. The singer posted a throwback photo of 50 Cent and her from 2003 embraced in a hug. Madonna called without for being “fake” and “pretending to be my friend.” Madonna went on to attack his newfound career as a troll.
“Now you have decided to talk smack about me. I guess your new career is getting attention by trying to humiliate others on social media. The least elevated choice you could make as an artist and an adult,” the singer added along with the photo.
After some time, 50 Cent apologized, saying: “I’m sorry I did not intend to hurt your feelings. I don’t benefit from this in any way I said what I thought when I saw the picture because of where I had seen it before I hope you accept my apology.”
Despite his apology, it only landed him in even more hot water. Many noticed how 50 Cent was so quick to rein in the trolling for Madonna, a white artist, rather t than Lil Kim, a black artist. It’s been known that 50 Cent makes fun of Lil Kim’s appearance a lot, but has yet to apologize for it.
Jumping on the bandwagon, rapper Royce Da 5’9 decided to offer 50 Cent words of encouragement.
The one half of the Bad Meets Evil (Eminem and Royce super duo) talked about how artists have to set an example for future generations, saying: “I was talking to somebody last night, a very wise person, they told me that you treat people how they treat you. I’m not so sure that we’re always conscious of the message that we send to the world.”
He added: “To my brother 50 Cent, who is one of our kings, if I’m a young person coming from another genre or come from another walk of life, and I’m following the way things are right now, I would think Madonna is worthy of an apology, but Lil Kim is not. That ain’t the message we want to send, is it? Nah, that ain’t the message we wanna send.”
It’s unclear if 50 Cent will respond or go back to his 46-year-old trolling ways.