50 Cent has denounced cancel culture in a new interview, stating that straight men are now the most targeted demographic.
Taking to Variety.com about his latest TV project Power Book II: Ghost, the rapper – real name Curtis Jackson – touched on topics to do wealth redistribution, Trump, Kanye West’s election campaign, and the mentality of people who try to cancel others.
Jackson said he believes it can “be so unfair” when people in the entertainment industry receive backlash, noting that it all boils down to “saying something about someone who chooses something different”.
“There’s organisations set up to start sending things around to get signatures and stuff. And tell me this, as a heterosexual male, who’s going to send things around to get signatures based on your failures?” he asked the reporter. “There’s no one. There’s no organisation.”
The rapper went on to speak about how he believes there has been a shift in power between society’s demographics overtime: “Certain demographics have been conditioned because they’ve been taken advantage of in the earliest stages. Once inferior, now they’re superior because we have no organisation,” he commented: “The biggest target is heterosexual males in general.”
However, Jackson added that cancel culture would not work on him: “I don’t believe I can be cancelled. They gotta go to jail to get canceled, they gotta shoot a girl,” presumably referring to the incident in July where Megan Thee Stallion claims to have been shot by Tory Lanez.
“You gotta do something extremely bad to be cancelled, and I think it’s so unfair to the people that are cancelled,” he added.