New York rapper 50 Cent isn’t taking back his words. The hip-hop veteran has come forward to defend going off on an alleged sexual assault victim of late music icon Rick James.
Big Facts: On Tuesday, Fif hit up his Instagram page to speak up on his feelings.
High-Key Details: Earlier this week, 50 initially shared his thoughts on the $50 million lawsuit and appeared to side with James’ innocence.
Wait, There’s More: According to reports, the alleged attack went down in the late 70’s in New York State.
A woman claims late R&B star Rick James violently raped her in upstate New York when she was just 15 — and is now suing his estate for $50 million, according to court documents. The unidentified accuser says the “Super Freak” singer attacked her when he visited a youth detention home in Buffalo in 1979, a year after the release of his first album. He immediately made her “very uncomfortable” by being “very suggestive and inappropriate” — then pinned her down and raped her when she went to her room, her lawsuit claims. (Page Six)
Before You Go: Prior to his death in the mid-2000’s, James dealt with multiple sexual assault cases.
The late singer has previously been accused of abusive behavior in the past. He was convicted of assaulting two women in 1993, and one of the women alleged he imprisoned and tortured her over a three day period. He was also under investigation in 2002 for the alleged sexual assault of a woman. The “Super Freak” singer died in 2004. (Complex)