50 Cent and New York City Mayor Eric Adams have found common ground regarding New York City’s looming $53 million pilot program for NYC migrants.
The rapper took to social media to reveal he had spoken with Adams regarding the Immediate Response Card initiative, under which migrant families in the city will receive free prepaid monthly credit cards.
“I talk to @NYCMayor Eric Adams he broke down why this pilot program was put in place," he said in the posts caption. "He appeared to be on point, and on top of things.”
Fif’s conversation with Mayor Adams supposedly came after Adams invited the rapper to engage in discourse regarding the pilot program, which he had previously criticized. Prior to 50’s post, Adams publicly revealed that he had reached out to the G-Unit leader in an attempt to teach him about the inner-workings of the pilot program and how it will save the city several million dollars.
“I told 50 Cent to hit me up," Adams stated. "I would love to explain it to him, so that he can go out and do another tweet of saying, ‘You know what, Eric is just a smart manager and now we understand why he was elected by the people of this city of New York.”
The $53 million pilot program to assist NYC migrants was designed under a partnership between the city and Mobility Capital Finance. According to Mayor Adams’ camp, the program is expected to “save New York City more than $600,000 per month, or more than $7.2 million annually.”
The move comes after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott criticized Adams’ proposal as crazy.
“It sounds like insanity is behind it because it really is offensive, it may be the most reprehensible thing that I’ve seen take place over the past 48 hours," Abbott said.
The city has already been shelling out roughly $12 per meal to feed migrant families in the various hotel-turned-shelters. The amount on each card will vary depending on the size of the family and whether they have any income is coming in, according to the details of the new plan.