50 Cent issued his fellow rappers a warning about their lyrics being used against them in a potential trial.
He issued the message on Monday, March 23, and included a photo of a handcuffed hand holding a microphone.
“I told you in 03 /i do what i gotta do/ i don’t care if i get caught/the DA can play this mother f—king tape in court/i’ll kill you,” wrote 50, quoting his 2003 song “Heat.”
“(This is not new),” he added. “If you say crazy sh– on these records they are gonna use it. If you in a gang on the song 🤨then you in the gang when the indictment come fool. LOL.”
Over 1,600 comments were left under 50’s post, and many said they were glad that he relayed his message to the rap community. Others, meanwhile, said that all hip-hop artists should take heed to the message.
“50 with the BIG FACTS,” one person wrote.
“All 📠 Entertaining Thugs Take Note,” another person weighed in.
“I mean some of these rappers be snitching on themselves lol,” a third comment read.
Plus, another one of 50’s followers wrote, “Can’t tell these young mofos nothing.”
One of the first rap groups who had their lyrics used against them in court was 2 Live Crew in the early ’90s when they were accused of breaking obscenity laws.
Plus, in 1993, when Snoop Dogg and his former bodyguard McKinley “Malik” Lee were charged with murder after a man named Phillip Woldemariam was killed, Snoop’s song “Murder Was the Case” reportedly was played during the closing arguments of their trial.
More recently, Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s song “GUMMO” was used in court in 2019 when he testified as a cooperating government witness following his plea deal on federal racketeering and firearms charges.