50 Cent is considering taking legal action after a New York commander told officers to shoot the rapper “on sight” after a dispute over a nightclub’s liquor license.
Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez is now under investigation after he allegedly told officers during a morning roll call at a Brooklyn precinct last summer to shoot the rapper on sight, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The matter is under internal review,” a police spokesman tells THR.
Gonzalez, a 30-year veteran of the force, remains on active duty at the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park, according to the NY Daily News.
The “In Da Club” rapper reportedly had several run-ins with Gonzalez, whom the rapper accused of shaking down his friend, Imran Jairam, the owner of Brooklyn nightclub Love and Lust.
Jairam filed a $125 million lawsuit against Gonzales, who he accused of blackmailing him for tickets to Puerto Rico and cash in exchange for keeping his club’s liquor license.
The club’s liquor license was pulled several days after Jairam filed the lawsuit.
50 Cent says he had no idea Gonzalez put a hit out on him until he read the headlines in the Sunday paper.
He hopped on social media to inform his followers about the death threat.
“This is how I wake up this morning,” he wrote in the caption of an image of the newspaper article.
“This guy Emanuel Gonzales is a dirty cop abusing his POWER. The sad part is this man still has a badge and a gun. I take this threat very seriously and I’m consulting with my legal counsel regarding my options moving forward.”
The shook rapper also posted a photo of Gonzalez on Instagram and captioned it: “This is Emanuel Gonzalez commanding officer of the 72 (precinct). He think he got beef with me, so he sending the Homies to put some work in.”
According to WENN.com, Deputy Inspector Gonzalez made the comment to his officers on June 7, 2018, after learning 50 Cent was scheduled to attend a New York Police Department charity boxing match in the Bronx.
Gonzalez told officers he feared for his life after Fiddy wrote an Instagram post that said “Get the strap”, which is slang for “get a gun”.
The rapper deleted the post soon after Gonzalez claimed he was “in fear of his safety”.
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