A commander in the New York City Police Department is being investigated for allegedly threatening American rapper and businessman 50 Cent whose real name is Curtis Jackson.
According to several reports, Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez who has had issues with 50 in the past, told officers to “shoot him on sight.”
Gonzales was said to have made the comment around June 7, 2018, during a roll call at the 72nd Precinct stationhouse, just before 50’s planned attendance at an NYPD-sanctioned boxing match.
“The inspector just said that at roll call,” a source with knowledge of the case told the Daily News. “I’m like WTF.”
Gonzalez reportedly claimed it was a joke, but not before the comment made its way up to the top of the police command hierarchy and sparked a probe.
“The incident is under internal review,” a department spokesman said.
A month prior to the incident, Gonzales entered an aggravated harassment complaint against the ‘Power’ Producer. The complaint was prompted by 50 writing his familiar “get the strap” catchphrase in a since-deleted Instagram post about Gonzales targeting the Brooklyn club Love and Lust.