50 Cent Slammed For Controversial Joke About D-Wade’s Daughter & R. Kelly
By Peyton Blakemore
February 25, 2020
50 Cent is back in the hot seat.
On Monday (February 25), the Power star, who's known for pushing the envelope when it comes to his jokes about fellow celebrities, shared a controversial meme targeted at Dwyane Wade's transgender daughter, Zaya.
The meme, which was shared on Instagram, showed an old photo of the retired basketball star sitting beside disgraced singer R. Kelly with the words "Heard you had a daughter now" above Kelly's head and the words "U touch her I'll ya" above D-Wade's head. 50 additionally captioned the crude post, "😆LOL NOW THIS SOME FUNNY SH*T."
While the photo has garnered over 360,000 likes, not everyone is laughing at the business mogul's "joke," which seemingly makes light of the serious sexual assault allegations against Kelly, and makes fun of D-Wade's 12-year-old daughter, who recently came out as transgender.
"The fact that so many people think this post is funny is actually sickening," one Instagram user commented on 50's post. "Sh*t like this is what drives KIDS into depression or even committing suicide. 50 your son doesn’t even like you which says a lot about your relationship with your child ‼️" Another added, "That's f**ked up smh. You be takin some blows [but] this is someone's child smh no cool.💯💯."
50 joins the growing list of adult entertainers who have mocked D-Wade's 12-year-old child. Last week, Boosie went on bizarre rant about Zaya's genitalia, slamming Dwyane for supporting his daughter. Young Thug was then accused of transphobia after he misgendered Zaya in a tweet, writing, "All I wanna say to dwade son is 'GOD DONT MAKE MISTAKES' but hey live your true self."
All of which, came days after Dwyane said he was a "proud parent" of a child in the LGBTQ+ community, and shared Zaya's coming out story on The Ellen Degeneres Show.
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