G-Unit’s 50 Cent may be an international star but he made sure to let fans know his heart is always in Queens, New York after helping cover a funeral for a slain 14-year-old teenager from his neighborhood.
50 reportedly revealed his generous and unexpected contribution to social media outlet Facebook Friday (May 24) night.
The bus was hit a number of times, police sources sad and one bullet burst through a window, striking Daja Robinson, in the head. Word broke that the “We Up” rapper helped to pay for Robinson’s funeral via social media. 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, posted a message on his Facebook page: “People always try and paint negative images about me I’m the most genuine down to earth person and I didn’t forget where I came from I came through for baby girl by providing a horse and carriage for her. She was pretty, innocent and didn’t deserve to die like that R.I.P D’Asia Robinson.” (MStarz)
Fif also hopped onto his Twitter page to confirm his heartwarming deed.
“”@all4joya: @50cent I heard you paid for Asia’s horse and carriage …. If that’s true I have so much respect for you #ripasia”,” Fif tweeted. (50 Cent’s Twitter)
The funeral service reportedly took place yesterday in New York.
The white horse drawn carriage carried D’aja’s white casket from the Friday service, which drew 2,500 people including hundreds of teenagers. Police believe the girl was not the target of the shooting. A 16-year old was questioned in the case but released with no charges. (NY Daily News)
Details of the horrific shooting scattered across the Internet earlier in the week.
According to authorities, D’aja and an unidentified girl boarded the Q6 bus at Sutphin and Rockaway Boulevard in the Jamaica section of Queens after attending a friend’s Sweet Sixteen birthday party. At approximately 8:50 p.m., gunfire erupted and a stray bullet shattered the glass before slammed into D’aja’s temple. “She sits in the rear of the bus, just to the rear of the back door and all of a sudden – shots rang out,” said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. “We believe at least nine shots were fired, nine shell casings were found on the ground – 40 caliber shell casings.” D’aja was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital. (News One)