AceShowbiz - 50 Cent has taken aim at Michael K. Williams after the actor voiced his support for jailed music executive James Rosemond.
Rosemond, also known as Jimmy Henchman, was sentenced to life in prison in 2013 for drug trafficking, and in 2017, was found guilty for the second time on murder-for-hire counts relating to the 2009 killing of 50's associate Lowell 'Lodi Mack' Fletcher.
Editors at Page Six report that 50, real name Curtis Jackson has sparked rumours of an assault on Rosemond behind bars, but Williams denied the story in a video posted on TheRosemond Instagram page.
"Hey what's up world? I just stopped pass with a little message for anyone who may or may not be interested in anything they've heard in regards to Jimmy Rosemond on social media these past few days. They are completely false y'all (sic)," he said in the clip. "I speak to him and his team of lawyers on a regular basis and I assure you he is fine and in prayer. So with that I'll say to anyone under the sound of this simple man's voice God bless."
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I don't usually entertain, the foolishness but sometimes you have to.. I mean you just can't keep poking a bear with a stick and nothing would happen. The BEAR will eventually will EAT YOU. Thank you to all the folks that called. He's groovy with two gee's 😇. #nobodygotpacked #bulletprooflove Thank you bro ski @bkbmg - thank you for keeping it 1000% when the rest handshake dont match they're smile. @balleralert @allhiphop @worldstar #jimmyace #theace #jamerosemond @jimmy_rosemond
Firing back at the video, 50 upload snaps in character as gay gangster Omar Little from hit HBO show "The Wire" with the caption: "LOL Old Omar how much they pay you to play a punk PUNK. Mind your business da f**k wrong wit you."
He added hashtags, #comeoutcomeoutwhereveryouare #cattyisascattydoes #downlow #lowdown, before deleting the post.
He has since taken a fresh swipe at Williams, uploading a photo of Omar kissing one of his boyfriends next to an image of Williams and porn star Heather Hunter.
"You know the vibes, wait that vibe different. get the strap (sic)," he captioned the photo, which is still up, adding the phrase he popularised on TV show "Power".