September 21, 2010 10:14:07 GMT
A tweeted photo of him playfully threatening a dog has been slammed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals as offensive.
Officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have reacted with fury after 50 Cent posted a picture on Twitter.com showing him holding a knife to a small dog. The "In Da Club" hitmaker uploaded the controversial shot to his page on the microblogging site on Monday, September 20 and PETA's Michelle Cho was quick to slam the star for the photo.
In a post on her page, she writes, "Sorry 50 Cent but that pic is not funny considering how many calls we get from ppl (people) alerting us to dogs who really have been stabbed." The message was 'retweeted' on PETA's official page - but the rapper angrily dismissed the criticism.
He replied, "Now this is to the Peta people: Stay off my motherf**king Twitter page I don't give a f**k!"