The Wire star Michael K. Williams has passed away and fans across the world are mourning the tragic death of the talented actor. However, 50 Cent has come under fire for his now-deleted Instagram post about the late actor.
Michael reportedly passed away due to a drug overdose at his residence in Brooklyn, according to law enforcement sources. While the actor’s death at 54 has come across as a shock to many, 50 Cent is being slammed for his reaction to the former’s passing.
50 Cent’s deleted Instagram posts explored
After it was revealed that Michael had reportedly died of substance abuse, 50 Cent took to Instagram to remember the late actor, but his reaction has irked many.
In the now-deleted Instagram post, the rapper wrote: “Damn if you didn’t see Raising Kanan check it out that fentanyl is no joke, killing the clientele. R.I.P Michael K. Williams.”
It didn’t take long for fans to notice his post and comment on its timing, as many have called out the rapper for trying to use Michael’s passing to promote his television show, Raising Kanan.
Rapper defends himself
Later, when 50 Cent realized that he was receiving a lot of backlash for his post about Michael, he deleted it and shared another screenshot of a story talking about him “attacking” Michael for defending Jimmy Henchman, who is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Lowell Fletcher.
He wrote in the caption: “Don’t ever try to understand me i’m different. I don’t do all the fake love shit”. However, fans were further irked by 50 Cent’s post about his past beef with Michael.
In less than an hour of sharing, the rapper’s post about Michael has clocked over 104,000 likes. But, it is being discussed all over social media for all the wrong reasons.
Post about Michael K Williams sparks fury
Although 50 Cent tried to justify his actions, it doesn’t seem to have sat well with Twitter users who have slammed the rapper for being insensitive.
One tweeted: “That’s a real stupid reason to diss someone who’s gone to heaven. Mans aint got nothing to do with you @50cent”
Another wrote: “I will admit @50cent is truly a sociopath”