For his portion of the roughly 12-minute performance, 50 Cent spit a few bars from his 2003 mega-hit “In Da Club.” As he hung upside down rapping his verses, people thought the Power mogul appeared to have put on a few pounds.
— Bouhalli Houssem (@HoussemBouhalli) February 14, 2022
Wearing a white tank top and black pants, 50 Cent blazed through his set with ease. Even so, Twitter instantly started to pick apart his appearance, despite the 46-year-old rap legend looking relatively fit. True, he’s not the cut 28-year-old featured on the Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ album cover, but nobody looks like they did almost 20 years ago.
As fat jokes began to fly, several of 50 Cent’s fans came to his defense, as did others who don’t really care about him either way. The notion he was “fat” just didn’t sit right with some people. Still, there were a few who thought he deserved it.
As one person said, “Typically I would be against the body shaming of 50 Cent but the way his misogynistic vitriol is targeted towards Black women and their bodies the majority of the time, this fat Black girl gonna get some full belly laughs at his expense.”
While 50 Cent didn’t exactly address the fat-shaming, he did share a meme of D12 rapper Bizarre hanging upside down in the 2004 “My Band” video and asked, “Who the fvck did this?”
50 Cent has definitely teased his fair share of people online over the years, so maybe this is simply a dose of his own medicine. Whatever the case, it’s been a popular Twitter topic for over 24 hours. Check out some of the reactions below.
— CynicalCyn (@CadillacCyn) February 15, 2022
Loool you lot are so fake ??
Twitter: mental health, bullying is bad, we will cancel you if you offended us..
Also Twitter: haha 50 Cent is fat as fuck
— Best In The World (@ShottyHorroh) February 14, 2022
50 Cent did not survive 9 bullet wounds and provide us with 20 years of top notch entertainment for you all to be fat shaming him with hack jokes.
— weaponized italian (Stefano Sanzo) (@StefaBro) February 14, 2022
People calling 50 cent fat and can’t even do a pull up pic.twitter.com/Zrsx5t2cKu
— Professor Finesser? (@1kw3s) February 15, 2022
50 cent after seeing everyone calling him fat. pic.twitter.com/YagGNCLgOz
— Alexander (@Allixzander) February 14, 2022
“50 cent got fat AF!” pic.twitter.com/S3Oc7HTItV
— Trevor Haupt (@TPHaupt) February 14, 2022
Everyone: “HAHAHA 50 cent is fat.” pic.twitter.com/5WjE6GAh97
— Mike Stanley (@_Aware_Wolf) February 14, 2022
What psychological delusion leads some to believe 50 Cent is FAT!? I don't even give a f**k about Fifty, but this is ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/q247ltNiWB
— Catch Wrestling U (@CatchWrestling) February 14, 2022
People are fat shaming 50 cent just because he looks different than he did when he first released In Da Club 19 years ago. I dare you middle aged people to find a picture of yourself from 19 years ago. I’ll bet you looked different too.
— John “WyFy” Coil (@TheRealWyFyCoil) February 14, 2022
“Jesus, 50 cent got fat.” pic.twitter.com/sHTzwSWNBR
— Knick Silva (@nicksilva1) February 15, 2022
Don't know if I should tweet about overdone "50 Cent? More like" jokes, the hypocrisy & faux anger when it comes to fat shaming on this app or tweet that I wish I were 50 Cent fat, if this is considered fat in 2022.
I wish I were 50 Cent fat, if this is considered fat in 2022. pic.twitter.com/Z100OnhO59
— Think 1st ??? ?? (@DaKontradiction) February 14, 2022
Am I the only one who doesn’t think the 50 Cent fat jokes/memes are funny?
Like, we fat shaming folx for gaining weight during the panny?
— Tuh-KY-uh (@KiahBeTeachin) February 14, 2022