50 Cent’s Twitter and Website Hacked, Scammers Make $300M

50 Cent's Twitter and Website Hacked, Scammers Make $300M
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 06: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson speaks onstage during the “Power Book II: Ghost” Season 4 New York City Premiere on June 06, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for STARZ)

50 Cent said his X account (formerly Twitter) along with his media company website, thisis50.com, was hacked as part of a crypto scam according to the rapper.

The Grammy nominated artist took to instagram to share the news.

“My Twitter & Thisis 50.com was hacked I have no association with this Crypto. Twitter worked quickly to lock my account back down. Who ever did this made $300,000,000 in 30 minutes.”

On Friday (June 21) the rapper informed fans he wasn’t responsible for X posts promoting a memecoin $GUNIT.

All of 50 Cent’s posts were removed once X stepped in to secure the account, but the damage was already done. The hacker’s crypto pump-and-dump scam successfully ripped off people who believed 50 Cent legitimately endorsed the coin.

Known to manipulate the market, crypto scammers exploit naive investors by impersonating businesses offering fraudulent coins or tokens.

This latest crypto scam is only one of many headaches for the producer. A female radio host, Bryhana Monegain is suing 50 cent over a mic-throwing incident.

Monegain claimed that during an August 2023 show, 50 realized his microphone wasn’t working and threw it into the crowd. She claimed the microphone hit her in the face and wrist. The lawsuit said the woman suffered severe and permanent injuries as a result.

Bryhana claimed she suffered a concussion, a forehead laceration and bruises to her body. She said the incident caused her to suffer emotional distress and rack up medical bills to deal with the injuries. Bryhana sued seeking unspecified damages for the alleged incident.