"Get the strap"
50 Cent has responded after it was reported that he was being investigated for aggravated harassment.
The rapper, real name Curtis James Jackson III, is the subject of an NYPD investigation for allegedly threatening a policeman.
“There is a formal complaint on file for aggravated harassment and detectives are investigating,” a police spokesman confirmed.
Page Six reports that Jackson, the rapper shared an image of NYPD Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez, head of the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park – captioned with the phrase “get the strap” (which is slang for gun).
The rapper then took to social media to share various reports of the complaint, writing “oh shit, 😡get the strap. LOL. 🧐they investigating my drip, l got too much sauce”.
He later added on Twitter: “Why would they put me in this? Now it’s gonna get covered everywhere. Big fuck up.”
A spokesman for the rapper said: “Months ago, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson filed to trademark the phrase ‘Get The Strap,’ a slogan he has been posting across all of his social media platforms. It is posted in connection with photographs and videos, including many featuring just him or things he is promoting.
“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. So the record is clear, Mr. Jackson does not condone or promote the use of violence against anyone. ‘Get The Strap’ is a playful phrase .”
Meanwhile, the rapper made headlines last week when John Travolta joined him to dance on stage at Cannes.
His upcoming UK tour dates to celebrate his debut album ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ are below. Tickets are available here.
Arena Birmingham, Tuesday September 18
The O2 Arena, Thursday September 20
Manchester Arena, Friday September 21