Officer being investigated after ordering cops to shoot 50 Cent ‘on sight’
A police officer from New York City has is being investigated for allegedly telling officers to 'shoot' rapper 50 Cent on sight. A report on Variety quoted a police representative as saying that the matter is under internal review. The official did not respond to any other questions. Last year on June 7, Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez allegedly told officers during a roll call to shoot 50 Cent on sight. The officers were supposed to carry out their orders during a boxing match that the rapper was supposed to attend, reports said.
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, tweeted that he was unaware of the threat to his life. He had apparently learnt of the matter when he came across the headlines on February 17. The rapper lashed out at the news and said that Gonzales is a ‘dirty cop’ who is ‘abusing his power.’ He also added that he’s taking the threat very seriously and that he’s also taking legal counsel. A representative of the rapper was quoted by news outlets as saying: “He is concerned that he was not previously advised of this threat by the NYPD and even more concerned that Gonzalez continues to carry a badge and a gun.”
Gonzalez has been with the NYPD for close to 30 years, as per reports. He is currently on active duty and apparently tried to call off the order as a joke. However, it was reported to the headquarters and an investigation was started. 50 Cent and Gonzales had reportedly had altercations before, with the latter filing a harassment complaint against the rapper.