AceShowbiz - 50 Cent has drawn the ire of Michael Jackson's fans after he claimed Chris Brown is better than the late star. The "In da Club" hitmaker took a jab at the King of Pop over child molestation allegations against him after the "Look at Me Now" singer posted about his latest feat on Instagram.
Chris boasted on his own account Saturday, August 31, "@ChrisBrown has now sold 69.5M singles in the US, making him the 7th best selling singles artist of all time. He has now totalled 100M RIAA certified units."
Sharing a screengrab of Chris' post, 50 added a nasty comment about MJ in the caption. "CB better then (sic) MJ to me now, I can't believe mike wanted to touch the little boys booty. What the f**k man," he wrote, referring to the child sexual abuse allegations against the "Thriller" singer.
His comment was, of course, met with mixed responses from other Instagram users, with the likes of Chris himself and Waka Flocka Flame disagreeing with him. Attempting to correct the "Power" co-creator and star, the 30-year-old singer/dancer listed a bunch of MJ's achievements that couldn't be compared to his. Chris posted it on Instagram Stories and wrote on it, "Michael Jackson the greatest ever," without any mention about Fif.
Meanwhile, Waka made it clear that he directed his comment at 50. Writing on the comment section of 50's post, he said, "S**t not funny .... not Mike my nixxa."
Following the backlash, 50 deleted his original post about Chris being better than MJ, but that doesn't mean he regretted and retracted his earlier remark. Instead, he doubled down on his diss at MJ by posting a photo of Chris wearing an MJ-inspired outfit and repeated his remark, "all I said was I think CB is better than MJ now. after I saw the documentary, The little boys butts will never be the same."
The comment section was soon flooded with responses from those defending the "Billie Jean" singer. "50 always doing the most. I love Chris but even he wouldn't be down with you disrespecting MJ you f***ing weirdo," one hit back at Fif.
Another slammed the 44-year-old star, "Imagine being old making fun of dead people for the internet." Someone else threatened to boycott the actor/rapper's series "Power", "Don't be dumb 50. We will boycott power."
One other user accused him of being desperate for attention, "Let him rest for everyone's sake, you just real thirsty for attention." Another hit back at his hypocrisy, "The simple fact that you're the same man that quickly hopped on an album after he died, dedicated a whole song to him after he died, and got proven wrong by THE SAME PERSON YOU SAID WAS BETTER THAN HIM. You a whole clown at this point."
But 50 still holds on to his opinion about MJ. Responding to those who slammed him, he wrote back, "So you love MJ so much it don't matter if he did hurt the little boys butts."