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50 Cent's Life Threatened by NYPD Brass: Report

A New York Police Department official is being investigated after allegedly threatening rapper 50 Cent’s life, according to the New York Daily News. Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez allegedly told his officers at roll call to “shoot him on sight,” in reference to the “In Da Club” performer. Gonzalez, commanding officer of the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is accused of making this threat in June 2018. The “Power” producer, whose legal name is Curtis Jackson, was expected to attend a department-sanctioned boxing match around that time. Gonzalez’s alleged comment was not recorded by anyone present at that roll call, per The News. While Gonzalez tried to pass it off as a joke, NYPD headquarters learned about it, spurring an Internal Affairs investigation. One month before this roll call, Gonzalez filed an aggravated harassment complaint against Jackson, alleging Instagram threats, per the newspaper. Jackson had commented on social media about allegations that Gonzalez had hassled his favorite clubs to the point of closure. Jackson allegedly wrote “get the strap,” which means “get a gun,” but later deleted his post. Charges were not filed against Jackson, The News reports.

Jackson responded to reports of Gonzalez’s alleged threats in a series of Instagram posts. “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 wrote in one post. “I take this threat very seriously and im (sic) consulting with my legal counsel regarding my options moving forward,” he wrote in another. “I am concerned that I was not previously advised of this threat by the NYPD.”