(AllHipHop News) Rap star 50 Cent has forked over $100,000 to the Autism Speaks foundation, after he unwittingly berated an autistic airport worker at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport on Sunday (May 1).
50’s donation comes after the threat of a $1 million lawsuit over a post on Instagram and Twitter showing the rapper mocking Andrew Farrell, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome.
The backlash over the post was swift and immediate, even though 50 tried to take the offensive post down.
A boycott of EFFEN Vodka broke out in Cincinnati as a result of the video, several events scheduled in the region were abruptly canceled and 50’s corporate partners expressed their concern over the incident.
It was all enough to make 50 shell out the $100,000 donation.
“”I want to turn this misunderstanding into an understanding. There are people that are ignored, mistreated and neglected with disabilities that need our support,” 50 Cent told TMZ.com in a statement. “I am calling on my fellow musicians, actors, entertainers and all others who may not have fully considered this cause to join together to help in any way they can.”