(AllHipHop News) The family of a man 50 Cent accused of drug taking have demanded an apology from the rapper
The Hip-Hop star, real name Curtis Jackson, posted a video on Instagram on Sunday (01May16) of 19-year-old airport janitor Andrew Farrell pushing a cart of cleaning supplies through Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
After the airport employee failed to respond to Jackson, the 40-year-old rapper accused him of being on drugs, saying, “Look at him. What kind of s**t do you think he took before he got to work today? He high as a motherf****r right here in the airport. Pupils dilated – the new generation is f***ing crazy.”
However after the video went viral, a former classmate of the teenager identified the airport worker as Andrew and stated that he had difficulties with social interaction.
Andrew’s step-father Ken Kramer told the Cincinnati Enquirer the teen suffered from social anxiety disorder and hearing impairment, saying, “He doesn’t talk to people very often. He’s got a social anxiety disorder. He also has a hearing impairment.”
His mother Amanda demanded the In Da Club rapper apologize to her son, adding, “I want him to apologize to him more than anything and say that he was wrong. He should not have made those snap judgments.”
In response to 50 Cent berating a man w/ Autism, we will be boycotting @effenvodka and challenge others in Cincy to do the same !
— The Holy Grail (@holygrailbanks) May 3, 2016
She also told the newspaper that she was determined people got the right impression of her son.
“I want people to know that he’s a good kid. He doesn’t get in trouble. He’s not a drug addict,” she said.
At the time of going to press, although 50 Cent had deleted the offending video from his account, he had yet to publicly comment on the matter.