On Friday (September 24), TMZ revealed Williams passed away from a lethal combination of fentanyl and heroin, and medical examiners are calling the death an accidental drug overdose.
“Oh damn he smoked that little blue cap out of juke box bag. hey catch Raising Kanan this weekend,” 50 captioned his post.
— Elle. (@EllewoodsBlack) September 24, 2021
For those that don’t understand 50 Cent’s reference, it stems from the plot of his Power Book III: Raising Kanan, which found a character named Jukebox’s best friend pass away from smoking a bad batch of crack.
After Michael K. Williams’ death, 50 was slammed for his distasteful commentary in an Instagram post hours after the Brooklyn native’s death was learned by the public. He’s since deleted the controversial post.
“Damn if you didn’t see Raising Kanan check it out,” the “Candy Shop” rapper wrote. “that fentanyl is no joke, killing the clientele. RIP michael k. williams.”
50 cent lame pic.twitter.com/Z6pYYUORid
— BlackCultureEntertainment🗣 (@4theculture____) September 6, 2021
Even in the face of death, 50’s pettiness doesn’t back down. The Queens legend is also in promotion mode with the season finale of Raising Kanan and the premiere of the anticipated Black Mafia Family series coming up this weekend on Starz.
Michael K. Williams was reportedly found dead on September 6 in the living room of his Brooklyn penthouse by his nephew. Authorities arrived at the scene and allegedly discovered drug paraphernalia and narcotics in the area signaling a possible overdose.