Rapper 50 Cent is taking heat online after using the death of actor Michael K. Williams to promote a TV show and liquor brands he's invested in.
The post that was put up on 50 Cent's official Instagram account was quickly deleted after an overwhelming amount of backlash.
The post featured a screenshot of a New York Post article about Williams' death that alludes to a suspected drug overdose. 50 Cent's caption read,
Damn if you didn't see Raising Kanan check it out that fentanyl is no joke, killing the clientele. R.I.P. michael k williams #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi #bottlerover
It didn't take long for the backlash to pour in via the comments on the post.
"50 Cent is my favorite rapper ever, but this is disrespectful as hell and corny."
"Idc what anyone says, using someone’s tragic & untimely death to promote your own show with an insensitive ass caption is VILE"
"Dude real live used a tragedy to promote his s–t"
50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson, has not made any response after deleting the post.