50 Cent claps back at fat-shaming trolls following Super Bowl performance
18 February 2022, 11:39
Telling haters "fat shaming only applies when you’re ashamed of your fat", 50 Cent has responded to those who mocked his appearance during the Super Bowl halftime show
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50 Cent has responded to online trolls who took to social media to fat-shame him following his surprise appearance at the 56th Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday (Feb 13).
Sharing a screenshot of an article from The New York Post where they talk about his weight and his performance, he tweeted out:
"They’re just teasing me because they know i can drop the weight. That’s why i laugh with them. Fat shaming only applies when you’re ashamed of your fat. LOL."
I call this teasing me, They’re just teasing me because they know i can drop the weight. that’s why i laugh with them. Fat shaming only applies when your ashamed of your fat. LOL 🤷🏽♂️😆 https://t.co/ef7CIMmsFy pic.twitter.com/lQDCzGJuhH— 50cent (@50cent) February 17, 2022
This comes after the New York native – whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III – broke into a nostalgic rendition of his hit single 'In Da Club' whilst recreating the music video's most iconic scene which saw him hang upside down.
Viewers of the Super Bowl performance mocked the rapper's weight online, calling him "fat" with one user commenting:
"Now why they have 50 cent hanging upside down like that in his prehistoric age 😂😭, he looked like a ninja turtle upside down".
50 looked like a ninja turtle when he was upside down. Lmao.— Erik (@ERock4Light) February 14, 2022
Despite being an unannounced guest, the 'Candy Shop' rapper owned the stage alongside fellow performers Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
During the halftime show, Eminem shocked fans by kneeling onstage after his performance of 'Lose Yourself' showing support to Colin Kaepernick, and his fight against police brutality and racial injustice.