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Rapper 50 Cent investigated for alleged threat to cop

ANI | Updated: May 25, 2018 04:02 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], May 25 (ANI): Rapper 50 Cent is yet again in trouble!
The 42-year-old rapper is being investigated by New York City Police Department for allegedly threatening a cop in an Instagram post, as per The Hollywood Reporter.
"There is a formal complaint on file for aggravated harassment and detectives are investigating," the NYPD said in a statement, as quoted in the report.
According to a report by Page Six, "in a since deleted post on his Instagram, 50 Cent reportedly wrote, 'Get the strap'," referring to "NYPD Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez, head of the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park."
On that note 'strap' is often referred to a gun.
The Hollywood Reporter further said, according to the rapper's representative, "Months ago, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson filed to trademark the phrase 'Get The Strap,' a slogan he has been posting across all of his social media platforms. It is posted in connection with photographs and videos, including many featuring just him or things he is promoting."
The statement continued, "Taken in its proper context, the specific post in question was neither intended as, nor could reasonably be interpreted as a threat or call to violence against anyone. So the record is clear, Mr. Jackson does not condone or promote the use of violence against anyone.? 'Get The Strap' is a playful phrase used by Mr. Jackson to punctuate absurd and outrageous situations." (ANI)