Rapper-turned-entrepreneur, 50 Cent is putting his money where his mouth is… literally. 50 Cent is attempting to make things right for poking fun at a teen that is diagnosed as autistic.
This follows, a video that 50 posted on Instagram that set the World Wide Web ablaze, teasing Cincinnati airport employee, Andrew Farrell. Many took to Instagram to inform the funny guy that Farrell was autistic and suffered from severe social anxiety. Turning a negative into a positive, 50 Cent made a hefty donation of $100,000 to autism advocacy organization, Autism Speaks.
Along with the contribution, he gave an official statement in efforts to send his apologies to all parties involved that said, “It was certainly not my intent to insult him or the disability community, which is a source of great strength in America… I am truly sorry for offending the young man.”
With Mr. Jackson’s recent run in with his very public financial troubles, by filing for bankruptcy last year, we hope that this is a step up by spending his funds correctly. This week, Views rapper, Drake, replaced 50 Cent in Forbes’ Top 5 on the list of the richest rappers in the world.