50 Cent has stirred up a bit of controversy this week by making a crude and somewhat offensive remark about the actress, Halle Berry.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to see his controversial comments for yourself...
50 Cent hasn't been shy of controversy in his lifetime.The infamous rapper, as well as being loved for his music, is also known for his crude, and sometimes offensive comments.
And this week, he has yet again ruffled feathers...After making a rather strange remark about the actress, Halle Berry.
Cent - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - had a tough start to life.The star grew up on the streets of New York and infamously survived being shot at 9 times.
By the time he was twelve, he was dealing drugs.The star was raised by his grandmother after his mom, Sabrina Jackson, died when he was just 8-years-old. Sabrina, having given birth to Jackson aged fifteen, turned to dealing drugs to support herself - becoming one of the most feared drug dealers in Queens - before being killed in what many speculate was some kind of drug war.
Aged fifteen, he bought his first gun.After dropping out of high school, the star spent a lot of his time in and out of jail.
The star has a "gritter" quality to his music, as a result of these experiences.And critics have long hailed him as the "real deal."
The rapper has become one of the biggest and unlikely stars of hip hop.He was a big player in the underground mixtape scene for several years, but the mainstream music world didn't hear about him until 2002 - when his debut single, "Wanksta," appeared on the soundtrack of 8 Mile.
His career skyrocketed...The following year, the rapper dropped his debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin', which topped the charts and broke sales record - catapulting him into a life of celebrity stardom.
This cemented him as a member of the "Da Club"...And with it came all the luxuries of fully-fledged Hollywood life.
So much so...That in October 2003, the star purchased the house of ex-boxing champion Mike Tyson for a whopping $4.1 million.
Though it seems his New York days weren't totally behind him...
It was also reported that he wears a bulletproof vest every day.And even requires his son to wear one too.
50 Cent is certainly an interesting character.And, most of the time, we love him for it - though he hasn't been without his controversies.
Some of his antics have raised eyebrows...said that he wouldn't mind if his own son, Marquise Jackson, got hit by a bus after he posed for a picture with 50's rival, Kenneth “Supreme" McGriff. Yikes.
But 50 has been in some really hot water in the past.In 2015, 50 Cent lost a lawsuit that ordered him to pay $6m to a woman whose sex tape he posted online without permission.
He has a controversial history with the LGBTQ+ community, too.In 2010, the rapper suggested that his “homie" shot up a gay wedding after he had a falling out with gay blogger, Perez Hilton.
It gets worse.That same year, PinkNews reported that he had suggested that men who do not sleep with women should “just kill" themselves.
So, as you can see, Fiddy doesn't have the best track record when it comes to women or anybody from the LGBTQ+ community...And now, he has landed himself in hot water again for a derogatory comment he made about the actress, Halle Berry.
Now, Halle Berry recently made some rather controversial comments herself...The actor recently revealed that she was interested in playing a transgender man.
Berry faced an awful lot of backlash for her comment...
And she hastily apologized, stating in her apology that she merely wants to become an “ally" both on and off-camera.
Fuck Halle Berry. Fuck every other cis person portraying a trans character. It's fucked up.— 🦖🐾 (@🦖🐾)1594053933.0
But now, Fiddy has weighed in on the matter...And, as you can imagine, he's only added fuel to the flames.
The rapper was quite evidently perplexed by the whole situation...And, to clear up his confusion, he took to Instagram to question whether finding her attractive now made him gay. You can't make this stuff up, can you?
This is what he wrote:
People instantly slammed the rapper for his comment, though many believe he wasn't meaning to be offensive... They think it could merely have been said out of stupidity.
@PinkNews Does he think he's being cute, or is he just genuinely this stupid?— Rubix Nerd (@Rubix Nerd)1594199145.0
And others have actually jumped to his defense.
Yeah, I'm not sure I can agree with this...
@PinkNews I think he's joking and it was kind of a cute joke. It points out the fact that trans men are men, so if… https://t.co/drwQo8H5z1— Miriam Kennedy (@Miriam Kennedy)1594209702.0