50 Cent Reacts To NY Governor’s Controversial Remarks About Black Kids

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul

50 Cent took to social media to share his irritation with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s comments suggesting Black children in the Bronx do not know what the word “computer” means.

“Right now, we have young Black kids growing up in the Bronx who don’t even know what the word computer is. They don’t know, they don’t know these things,” Hochul said while on stage at the Milken Institute Global Conference.

Gov. Hochul said she regrets making the offhand remark.

The remark was not addressed during the interview and the governor went on to explain that her goal is to provide avenues for communities of color to access emerging artificial intelligence technologies as a means to address social inequality.

On Wednesday (May 8), the G-Unit leader commented under a news post regarding the topic.

“[sad face emoji] I don’t know, any black kids that don’t know what a computer is in the Bronx. [shrugging emoji]. WTF They know how to work a iPad better than me.” he wrote in the since-deleted comment.

In a separate post hours later, he said, “I couldn’t believe she said that.”

Within the past few months, 50 Cent has been vocal about NYC political affairs. In February, the veteran rapper expressed concern over New York Mayor Eric Adam’s proposal to give $53 million in cash-back cards to economically disadvantaged immigrants. The proposal aimed to help provide food relief amid the massive flood of immigrants the city has housed since last year.

“WTF Mayor Adams call my phone,” 50 commented under a New York Post Instagram post detailing the plan. “I don’t understand how this works, somebody explain this to me. I’m stuck, maybe TRUMP is the answer.”

In another post he added, “I want to talk to @govkathyhochul about the laws preventing [Mayor Adams] from doing things to make the situation better in New York…and where the proposed 2.4 billion she’s planning on spending on migrants is coming from…NOT MY TAXES!”.

50 Cent moved to Houston, Texas, in 2021 but still seems to have a vested interest in his hometown.