50 Cent is taking aim at a New York police commander who’s being investigated for allegedly threatening the rapper by telling officers to “shoot him on sight.”
Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez — a Brooklyn precinct commander — is accused of making the comment about the rapper during a roll call in June 2018, the New York Daily News reported Sunday.
The Hate It or Love It rapper’s name reportedly came up because he was expected to attend an NYPD boxing match.
No one recorded the incident, but someone did report it to higher-ups.
Gonzalez reportedly said it was just a joke, but he’s now being investigated by the NYPD’s Department of Internal Affairs.
“The incident is under internal review,” a department spokesman told the Daily News.
In a series of Instagram posts Sunday, 50 Cent — real name Curtis Jackson — unloaded on Gonzalez.
“This is how I wake up this morning. This guy Emanuel Gonzales [sic] is a dirty cop abusing his POWER. The sad part is this man still has a badge and a gun,” he wrote. “I take this threat very seriously and im consulting with my legal counsel regarding my options moving forward.”
50 Cent continued to comment on Gonzalez and in another post called him a “gansta with a badge.”
There’s apparently bad blood between the hip-hop star and the police commander.
A month before the roll call, Gonzalez filed a harassment complaint claiming 50 Cent threatened him on Instagram when the Power actor and executive producer commented on a lawsuit against Gonzalez. The suit accused the commander of “shaking down” the owner of a club that 50 Cent frequents, TMZ reported.
50 Cent commented on the lawsuit in a now-deleted Instagram post and said “Get the strap,” a slang term for gun.
Gonzalez then filed a complaint with the NYPD, claiming the rapper’s Instagram followers threatened him and left him “in fear of his safety.”
The department investigated the police commander’s complaint, but no charges were filed.
Gonzalez, who’s been with the NYPD for 30 years, remains on active duty while the case is investigated.