He put his 50 cents in.
Rapper Curtis James Jackson III — also known as 50 Cent, famed for his 2003 worldwide hit “In da Club” — allegedly threatened the commanding officer of Sunset Park’s 72nd Precinct, Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez, in a now-deleted Instagram post after the top cop was accused of swindling a local club.
The rapper allegedly posted a photo with the caption “get the strap” — a slang catchphrase meaning something along the lines of “grab the gun” — to his more than 18 million followers at about 10 am on May 23, according to a report Gonzalez filed with the police department.
The police report alleged that the Instagram post prompted threatening comments against Gonzalez — including “f--- this commander” and “blast this fool” — leaving him “annoyed, alarmed, and in fear of his safety.”
Gonzalez could not be reached for comment by press time.
The Instagram post came a day after the New York Daily News reported that a local club owner, Imran Jairam, accused Gonzalez of abusing his power by allegedly demanding frequent, unfounded, and racially motivated inspections of the 47th Street club, Love and Lust — allegedly one of Jackson’s favorite haunts — since 2014. And last fall, Gonzalez allegedly demanded Jairam supplement the club’s fundraisers for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico by handing over a generator and 11 round-trip airplane tickets — allegedly worth $80,000 — to the island, where Gonzalez volunteered after the hurricane hit, according to the report. Jairam filed a $125-million notice of claim against the city, the police department, and the State Liquor Authority detailing the claims, according to the Daily News.
A rep from the police department referred all questions to the city Law Department, whose spokesman offered no comment due to the pending litigation. A rep for the organization representing city police captains, the Captains Endowment Association, could not be reached for comment by press time.
Jackson posted a parody video about the Sunset Park club and the subsequent controversy about his comments on May 31, in which an actor says “F--- Officer Emmanuel Gonzalez.”
“Every time you see NYPD tell them I said they f------ up the summer,” Jackson wrote in the caption. “LOL get the strap.”
Jackson’s rep could not be reached for comment by press time.