(NEW YORK) — Actor-rapper 50 Cent addressed the backlash he’s received for making light of fellow actor Terry Crews’ claim that he was groped by a Hollywood executive, telling The View that he would, “never make fun of any sexual assault victim.”
“I wasn’t looking at Terry Crews that way, at that point. I’m looking at the Hulk. The guy is this big, that’s being taken advantage of,” 50 Cent explained.
In June, 50 Cent posted two images on Instagram of Crews on Instagram after Crews appeared in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to speak about his experience and voice support for the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights.
The two images now deleted images were accompanied by a caption that read: “LOL, what the —- is going on out here man? Terry: I froze in fear. … They would have had to take me to jail.”
Crews, a former NFL linebacker and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star, has said the assault happened during a 2016 party that he attended with his wife.
“If you asked [a man] if someone touched them. … They go, ‘Yo, what you doing?’ Nothing more but ‘What you doing?'” 50 Cent said. “In the Senate, when they [were] talking about it, he didn’t even respond [to the alleged perpetrator] by doing that.”
“Because he was in shock!” Whoopi Goldberg said in response.
“I wouldn’t be prepared for that either,” 50 Cent said.
“No, nobody is!” Goldberg said.
“Y’all would be bailing me out! I’d have to get bailed out,” 50 Cent said.
50 also touched on his hit Starz series Power and the fandom that has come from the Sunday night crime drama.
“It’s exciting to see so many people invested in it,” he said about the show. “It’s cool!”
Power airs Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. ET.
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