50 Cent has shared his thoughts on Los Angeles’ controversial zero-bail policy and said the city is “finished” now that the policy has been reinstated.
The policy, which was reinstated in May, states that L.A. police won’t detain people who are accused of misdemeanor crimes such as burglary, shoplifting, drug use, vandalism and battery. The law will also free those who are currently incarcerated with these charges and others.
While the law could prevent low-level offenders from spending unnecessary time behind bars, 50 Cent believes the policy was bad for the community.
“LA is finished watch how bad it gets out there,” 50 Cent wrote on Instagram. “SMH.”
However, commenters clarified that the policy is not what it seems, and that the Fox News clip that 50 Cent shared that made this claim wasn’t entirely accurate.
“When will Black ppl learn that anything from Fox News will be conservative propaganda?!?!” one commenter wrote. “This is not what is actually happening. Anyone arrested will be detained and go through the system as per usual. They will see a judge and a court date will be given.
“In the past, the judge set a cash bail and if you could not afford it you stay in Jail until your court date. This was biased towards people from higher income classes cause they could actually afford bail.”
The commenter continued: “Now no one will who is arrested for low level non violent crime be forced to pay cash bail and remain jailed until their court date. Everyone who commits these offenses will be able to stay home until their court date just like people with money used to be able to.”
This isn’t the first time the “In Da Club” rapper has shared his thoughts on politics. In February, the Power mogul appeared on MSNBC’s The Beat With Ari Melber, and found himself in a friendly war of words with former Russian politician and Kremlin official Andrei Vladimirovich Kozyrev.
After their lengthy chat, Kozyrev, who served as Russia’s Foreign Minister under former president Boris Yeltsin between 1990 and 1996, later trolled 50 Cent online by claiming people kept asking him “who is 50 cent?” It didn’t take long for the Queens legend to return fire.
“@andreivkozyrev How are you feeling [smirking face emoji] i’m happy your still alive, Putin didn’t like that shit you said be careful now!” he wrote on Twitter.
Kozyrev responded by thanking 50 Cent and encouraging him to support Ukraine, while also informing him that his son is a “big fan.”
“@50cent, thank you sir!” he wrote back on Twitter. “Your support would also mean a lot for Ukraine. And by the way, my son is a big fan of yours.”
In other 50 Cent news, the rapper celebrated his 48th birthday on Thursday (July 6), and DaBaby took to Instagram to thank 50 for his unwavering support and mentorship over the years when he needed it most.
“HAPPY G DAY TO THE [GOAT],” he wrote alongside various photos of them together. “Still gone hit ya phone but I wanted to show my love and appreciation publicly! Bruh…I tell you all the time words can’t express how much I appreciate the relationship I got with you