50 Cent does not seem worried at all that he is reportedly under investigation for threatening a cop.
On Instagram on Thursday, May 24, the 42-year-old posted a screencap of a news item claiming that the New York Police Department has launched a formal probe over a post that appears to be threatening a precinct boss.
50 Cent Under Investigation By NYPD
On Thursday, several news organizations reported that a formal complaint about aggravated harassment was filed against the rapper. In a now-deleted post on Instagram, 50 Cent wrote,"Get the strap," in a caption directed toward Emmanuel Gonzalez, NYPD deputy inspector of the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park.
The comment was made a response to the allegations that Gonzalez attempted to squeeze freebies, including round-trip plane tickets and a generator for an off-duty humanitarian effort in Puerto Rico, from Imran Jairam, Love & Lust club owner. The businessman also alleged that his property was repeatedly and unfairly targeted by the police since its opening in 2014 as an attempt to "drive him out of business."
The phrase "get the strap," which Fiddy used in connection with the corruption scandal is a street language for "get the gun." Apparently, Gonzalez took it as a threat to his safety and filed a complaint against the rapper.
50 Cent Says No Harm Intended
Through his representatives, 50 Cent clarified that there was no intention to incite violence or any harm to the cop.
"Taken in its proper context, the specific post in question was neither intended as, nor could reasonably be interpreted as, a threat or call to violence against anyone," said the rapper's rep via The Hollywood Reporter. "So the record is clear, Mr. Jackson does not condone or promote the use of violence against anyone."
The representative also explained that the man behind "In Da Club" and "Candy Shop" had filed to trademark and use the phrase "get the strap" on his various social media channels.
This, however, is not the first time that 50 Cent got in trouble for using the phrase on social media. Two weeks ago, Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood star Teairra Mari announced that she is taking legal actions against the rapper for releasing her sex video on Instagram.
"Get the strap," the caption reads.
so here's the trademark,investigation over️ back to fight crime alright guys. get the strap. A post shared by 50 Cent (@50cent) on May 24, 2018 at 2:53pm PDT