Finally answering a question nobody asked him, rapper 50 Cent has labeled men who date transgender women “gay.”
50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, posted an audio clip to his Instagram account of fellow rapper Young Buck asking a transgender woman to delete a video clip she had posted online. The video in question allegedly features Young Buck engaged in oral sex with a transgender woman identified as Glamour Purfek. The rapper has denied that he appears in the video. Glamour Purfek, for her part, claims her account was hacked and that the sex tape was posted unintentionally.
In the now-deleted post to his Instagram account, 50 Cent captions the audio of Young Buck: “wait if you’re in a relationship with a tr*nny, you’re gay. That’s a boy, boy! It’s cool Buck you’re gonna be big down the gay bars, gimme a call.”
50 Cent deleted the post, but not before a few fans could copy it to see that it goes viral. It will likely do nothing to resolve the scandal around Young Buck, nor will it endear 50 Cent to the LGBTQ community. The rapper has a long history of feuds, including ongoing disputes with fellow rappers Ja-Rule and The Game. 50 Cent also has his own history of gay rumors, with ex-girlfriend Vivica A. Fox expressing her own suspicions about his sexuality.
In case there’s any confusion, sexuality and gender identity are separate things. A straight-identifying man who dates a trans woman is not suddenly gay, but more importantly, who cares? The fact that 50 Cent felt pressured to delete the post only goes to show his juvenile attitude is increasingly a thing of the past.