UNEXPECTED: Rapper 50 Cent Speaks Truth About Cancel Culture
On August 26, 2020 rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson told Variety that cancel culture is unfair and is directed towards straight men who can’t rely on organizations to have their back.
During a video interview with Variety’s Andrew Wallenstein on August 26, Jackson complained about the negative impact cancel culture has had on many productive Americans.
Wallenstein then questioned Jackson about if he is scared about saying something that’s out of line, which could potentially result in negative damage towards his business and brand.
In response, Jackson said that he doesn’t think he would ever be canceled due to the fact “hip-hop culture loves things that are damaged. It loves people who are already broken from experience.” The New York rapper asserted that he wouldn’t get canceled unless he did “something extremely bad,” such as “go to jail” or “shoot a girl.”
“I think it’s so unfair, too, to the people that are canceled. Some of them have worked all their lives to position themselves the way they are, and you’re saying that one thing you said that someone didn’t like [results in being canceled],” Jackson declared.
“We’re talking about people who have organizations and — whatever their preferences are,” the Queens rapper added.
“You a heterosexual male? Traditional choices? You like women?” the rapper inquired. “If you say something about someone who chooses something different, there’s organizations set up that start sending things around to get signatures and stuff,” which often results in the cancellation of individuals who say controversial things.
Jackson then posed the following question, “As a heterosexual male, who’s going to send things around to tap signatures based on your feelings? There’s no one. There’s no organization.”
“There’s certain demographics that have been conditioned, because they’ve been taken advantage of in the earlier stages,” he stated. “They were once inferior, now they’re superior, because we have no organization.
“The biggest target is just heterosexual males in general,” the rapper added.
50 Cent has been one of the most prominent rap artists in the last two decades.
He is one figure that fully exercises his free speech to say things that make gatekeepers uncomfortable.
The rest of 50 Cent’s video can be found below.