50 Cent is the latest celebrity to give his opinion on the horrific shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Back man who was shot multiple times by police.
The “In Da Club” emcee took to Instagram to share a screenshot of a news article stating that Blake is paralyzed from the waist down following the shooting. “If this wasn’t attempted murder, I have no idea what’s going on,” he captioned the post.
Blake was shot several times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday (Aug. 23). A video of the shooting went viral and viewers watched as Blake was riddled with bullets — while his kids watched from inside the car.
The police officers who were involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave as the investigation continues.
Other celebrities have also spoken out about the tragic shooting. Cardi B reacted to the incident on Instagram. “Wow this is SICKENING!” she wrote. “I can’t believe it! What’s going to be the excuse now?”
“They just don’t give a f*ck nomore!” the “Bodak Yellow” rapper continued. “SOMETHING MUST HAPPEN! Yooo this is insane they really not giving a f*ck anymore. Lord please!”
LeBron James spoke up about the shooting during a press conference following the Los Angeles Lakers’ 135-115 win against the Portland Trail Blazers.
“We see it over, and over, and over. If you watch the video, there was multiple moments where they could have tackled him,” he said. “They could’ve grabbed him. They could have done that. Why does it always have to get to a point where we see the guns firing? And his family’s there — the kids are there. It’s in broad daylight.”
“And if that video was not being taken by someone across the street, do we even know if we’d ever see that video?” James continued. “There’s talks that the cops didn’t even have their bodycams on. That’s a possibility.”
Check out 50’s post below.