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50 Cent Hashes It Out With Eric Adams After Disagreeing Over Migrant Prepaid Credit Card Plan

Maybe 50 for Mayor?

50 Cent and New York City Mayor Eric Adams have come together after he called out his concerns on the city’s prepaid credit card program for migrants

Adams told the Queens-born rapper to “hit him up” when 50, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, posted a screenshot on Feb. 3 of details for the mayor’s latest migrant crisis plan. In a tweet, Jackson said he spoke with Adams and now has a better understanding. He wants to speak with New York’s Governor Kathy Hochul next.

“I talked to @NYCMayor Eric Adams he broke down why this pilot program was put in place. He appeared to be on point and on top of things, he said.  

“Now, I want to talk to @GovKathyHochul about the laws preventing him 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!

The new plan will provide pre-loaded credit cards to families at the Roosevelt Hotel to use at bodegas, grocery stores, supermarkets and convenience stores. Referred to as The Immediate Response Card Initiative, a group of 500 migrant families staying at the hotel will first receive the cards in replacement for the food service being offered there. 

Adams seemed to be excited about his conversation with the media mogul. During a press conference, he addressed 50 again, saying his music is always being played on his birthday.

“First to Fitty, I have not had one birthday that I have not played his music,” Adams told reporters. “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 the city of New York.’”

He continued saying, “Maybe he’ll write a song about me.”

Before getting his answer, 50 started speculation regarding his choice of a presidential candidate. In expressing his initial frustration over the policy, the rapper made a statement claiming, “Maybe Trump is the answer.”

This isn’t the first time the rapper has alluded to support of former President Donald Trump. 

50 slammed then Presidential candidate Joe Biden over his tax plan in 2020. 

“WHAT THE F—! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT. F— NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway,” the rapper said on Instagram. “I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya f—— mind.”

He recanted his support just days later.