50 Cent ripped for using Michael K. Williams’ death to promote TV show, liquor

Rapper 50 Cent is being ripped for using the death of “The Wire” actor Michael K. Williams to promote his liquor and TV show.

The 46-year-old rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, on Monday posted some emojis of wide-open eyes alongside a screenshot of The Post’s exclusive report breaking news of “The Wire” star’s death in Brooklyn.

“Damn if you didn’t see Raising Kanan check it out that fentanyl is no joke, killing the clientele,” Jackson wrote, plugging the Starz show, “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” based on his childhood in Queens.

“R.I.P micheal k williams,” he wrote, misspelling the actor’s name — and following it with hashtags promoting his line of wine and cognac.

Fiddy soon deleted the post after getting a torrent of abuse for it — but then also posted a throwback to his beef with Williams that started over a separate, fatal feud between mutual friends of theirs, using a screenshot from Page Six.

50 Cent misspelled Michael K. Williams’ name in an Instagram post and followed it with hashtags promoting his line of wine and cognac.Manny Carabel/WireImage

“Don’t ever try to understand me. I’m different. I don’t do all the fake love s–t,” Jackson wrote.

50 Cent's Instagram post about Michael K. Williams' death.
50 Cent has since deleted his Instagram post.

He has since deleted that post, too — but not before both were widely shared and eviscerated online.

“50 Cent is my favorite rapper ever, but this is disrespectful as hell and corny,” one fan wrote. “He is a bi*** for that, can’t defend the n—a no mo,” the fan insisted, adding, “RIP Michael Williams.”

“Idc what anyone says, using someone’s tragic & untimely death to promote your own show with an insensitive ass caption is VILE,” someone named Dedee wrote.

Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
50 Cent plugged the Starz show, “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” based on his childhood in Queens.
Cara Howe/©Starz/Courtesy Everett Collection

“50 Cent has always been ignorant, but this is crossing the line.”

Another one-time fan called the rapper “honestly disgusting and disrespectful as hell for this post.”

“So lame for this…..Sending my condolences to the family of Michael K. Williams,” she wrote.

Michael K. Williams.
One fan called 50 Cent’s post about Michael K. Williams “disrespectful as hell and corny,” with another person calling it “vile.”
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“50 cent a hoe for this,” another person wrote — with a follower even reckoning that “@50cent should go to jail for that post.”

“Dude real live used a tragedy to promote his s–t,” another disgruntled fan added.

Jackson has not addressed the backlash since delating the posts.


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