May 4, 2016


50 Cent Apologizes for Mocking Autistic Teen in Airport Video

Prince Williams/WireImage
Prince Williams/WireImage

50 Cent made an ignorant flub earlier this week, where he posted a video of him teasing 19-year-old Andrew Farrell, who happens to be autistic. After deleting the Instagram clip, the rap mogul is now coming forth to apologize.

"Look at him. What kind of shit do you think he took before he got to work today? He high as a motherfucker right here in the airport. The new generation is crazy," 50 (whose real name is Curtis Jackson) says in the video about Farrell, who works as a janitor at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport.

In a statement made to Page Six, 50 takes responsiblity for his mistakes:

“While the incident at the airport resulted from an unfortunate misunderstanding, I am truly sorry for offending the young man. It was certainly not my intent to insult him or the disability community, which is a source of great strength in America. I have apologized personally to him and his family.”

For Farrell and his family, the apology was reportedly enough and didn't ask for monetary compensation. Their attorney, Matthew J. Hammer, said:

 “The family only wants a sincere apology from Mr. Jackson. The Cincinnati area loves Mr. Jackson and his work and I think it can only be mutually beneficial if he is willing to offer an apology to Andrew and his family.”

After the airport incident, Farrell was interviewed by Fox News where he rightfully called 50 a "jerk." Below, watch an interview from the Fuse vault of 50 Cent talking about his Power television series: