Never one to stay silent on hip-hop-related news, 50 Cent gave his two cents on Sean “Diddy” “Love” Combs’ Revolt Media layoffs.
News broke Tuesday, May 8 that the Combs-owed media and TV company is laying off a third of its staff in a restructuring effort to focus on content production operations, Variety reported. About 50 staff will be given the pink slip and operations will be focused in Los Angeles while a sales office remains in New York City.
“We will work with more outside voices, producers, and influencers while maintaining a strong editorial core in-house,” Revolt CEO Roma Khanna said in a memo obtained by the industry website. “We will also create a more healthy and stable business base from which we can grow. And we continue our proud record of being over 65 percent culturally diverse and nearly 50/50 gender balanced.
“Change can be difficult,” Khanna added. “This move is about strength and growth. As one of a very small handful of networks owned and controlled by the African-American community, we need to ensure we remain fiscally strong so that we can continue to authentically represent the culture.”
Once 50 Cent caught wind of the five-year-old company’s impending changes, he decided to offer Combs some business advice.
“l can fix this if you need help, but you can’t be acting like no punk around me man Damn!!! 😡get the strap. #Lecheminduroi,” Fiddy said in a now-deleted IG post.
Several internet users have given their input, too. They largely sided with Diddy.
“50 is always on some beef up s— with anything he hears,” one person commented. “Diddy wanna layoff that’s his business, not yours 50. You need to keep [your] mouth shut on what didn’t concern you. #TeamDiddy.”
“50 Cent is obsessed with Diddy because Diddy is rich, relevant, winning,” someone else commented. “Everything 50 Cent wants to be. Embarrassing.”
“Diddy was the highest paid celebrity in the world in 2017, I think he’s fine,” another person said.