Rapper and mogul 50 Cent found himself at the center of a social media storm this week when he posted a series of throwback photos on Instagram celebrating the 16th anniversary of his album “Curtis.”
However, the pictures featuring him and another woman raised questions and controversy as some fans believed the woman to be his ex-girlfriend, Ciara.
“Curtis” anniversary slideshow
In an Instagram post that commemorated the milestone of his album’s debut, 50 Cent shared several images from the cover shoot, along with a caption that reminisced about the album’s creation and the challenges he faced at the time.
While the post garnered attention for the nostalgic trip down memory lane, it also sparked rumors and speculation about his intentions.
Despite social media chatter and assumptions, 50 Cent made no mention of Ciara in his post.
His previous relationship with the singer-songwriter is a matter of public record, as they were a couple from 2007 to 2010.
Their connection extended to music as well, with their collaboration on the track “Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone,” which peaked at No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006.
The controversy surrounding the photos escalated due to the assumption that he was disrespecting Ciara, who has been married to NFL quarterbackRussell Wilson since 2016, and the couple is currently expecting their third child together.
The photos, featuring 50 Cent in a risqué pose with the model, led to an uproar on social media and a flurry of comments in 50 Cent’s Instagram section.
Fans expressed their opinions, with some believing that the woman in the photos was Ciara. One person wrote, “Is that Ciara ???,” while another said, “Damn not Ciara. Wilson already took an L last night,” referencing Wilson’s team’s recent loss against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1 of the 2023 NFL season.
Rep clears rumors
In response to the controversy, 50 Cent’s representatives clarified the situation.
His spokesperson, Amanda Ruisi, released a statement to TooFab, stating, “Two different models are featured on the Curtis album cover, neither of whom is Ciara.”
With the misunderstanding cleared up, it’s apparent that 50 Cent’s throwback post was a celebration of his album’s anniversary, rather than an attempt to embarrass or disrespect anyone.