NYPD commander tells cops to “shoot (50 Cent) on sight,” rapper says he fears for his life
After reports of an NYPD precinct commander ordering his officers to shoot Curtis James Jackson III, more famously known as the rapper 50 Cent, on sight, the artist is stating he fears for his life and will consult with his legal team on further action.
Emanuel Gonzales, the commander at the 72nd Precinct, previously filed a complaint against 50 Cent, claiming the rapper intimidated him on Instagram. 50 Cent had claimed before that Gonzalez had tried “shaking down” the owner of one of the rappers favorite clubs. Complex reports that Gonzalez told his officers at a roll call to “shoot (50 Cent) on sight.”
The comment was made on June 7th, 2018, when 50 Cent was expected to attend a boxing match with NYPD security. Gonzalez maintains that it was a joke. However, the NYPD has opened an internal investigation into the matter.
On Instagram, the rapper wrote, “I’m afraid for my life, I haven’t been able to sleep since I heard of this. The cops never notified me of the threat. I’m closing all my business in New York. I may have to sue the city. This guy Emanuel Gonzales is a dirty cop abusing his POWER… The sad part is this man still has a badge and a gun.”
He continues, “I take this threat very seriously and im consulting with my legal counsel regarding my options moving forward. I am concerned that I was not previously advised of this threat by the NYPD.”
On Twitter, 50 Cent wrote, “8 cops and a supervisor confirmed Emanuel Gonzalez told officers to shoot me on sight.”
8 cops and a supervisor confirmed Emanuel Gonzalez told officers to shoot me on sight. He still has a badge and gun,you guys be safe. pic.twitter.com/R7LIDZUm7m
— 50cent (@50cent) February 20, 2019