Do you remember the time when “Fofty”, aka 50 Cent, went on social media with claims that quite a few people owed him money and made a big stink about it for a while? One of his “victims” is apparently in the clear and 50 is making it known.
During a time when 50 was embroiled in a battle with former Power co-producer Randall Emmett over a $1 million loan, as well as R&B singer and reality star Teairra Mari over a revenge porn suit in which he won over her, 50 began to include others who seemingly owed him money. 50’s trolling games on social media are top-notch, as he doesn’t just stop at one. The rapper chose to ignite a fire between him and ATL actor Jackie Long with claims that he owed him a whopping sum of money.
“[Jackie Long] better give me my money. You on BET now you can have mine by Monday fool,” he wrote on Instagram, demanding payment from Long. It’s to be noted that 50 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy back in 2015 with debts of $36 million and assets of less than $20 million. It’s been reported that he paid off his debts towards the end of 2015.
Seeing that he had been included in 50’s wrath, Long responded to the rapper unlike others that he had tried to engage in an online war of words. The “Power” star then proceeded to drop a bombshell which included mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs.
50’s trolling spilled over to others who are friends and supporters of Jackie Long’s, including Ray J and The Wire actor Hassan Johnson, who both separately posed with Long in pictures. “[Hassan] how you in a picture with Jackie and he owe me money, now you owe me too. If he don’t pay you gonna pay Monday,” he wrote on Instagram. His message was similar to the “I Hit It First” singer, who chose to respond to 50 by saying “I posted what I want,” standing up for his friend.
Long, seemingly tired of the back and forth, posted a photo of the rapper to his social media with the caption that read, “50 Cent, if you give me money and I give right back what you mad about. Get outta here!!!” But shortly afterward, 50 posted on his social media that he and the actor had talked, and “after receiving a small cash app, we are squared away. I have no problem with Jackie. In fact, I’m wishing him and his family the best God bless. Positive Vibes only,” he wrote on Instagram.
Now that the debt is settled, fans of Power Book II: Ghost may have noticed a familiar face in the show’s season finale that aired on Sunday. Jackie made an appearance on the show where he is seen playing the role of “Rico Barnes”, and once again on 50’s Instagram page, but this time for good reason. In a photo where he’s posing next to one of the show’s leads, Mary J Blige, 50 uploads it with the caption “here’s a picture of [Jackie Long] debt free. Damn Gucci, LV, the f—k are we trying to win. the best dressed shoot out award.”
Long previously spoke on their situation in a conversation on Fox Soul’s One on One with Keyshia Cole. “I think he owe me at this point,” he said to Cole. He went on to explain that the timing was terrible with their rift as it “came at a time when we had just lost the great Nipsey Hussle, and what 50 did wasn’t just funny, but it was entertaining in a way to say somebody owed him money.”
After saying that he admires the rapper for his entrepreneurship and that he views him as a brother and friend, he went on to say they would be working on other things in the future. “Shout out to Fifty,” Jackie exclaimed. “He’s a great father. A great friend. And we doing a lot of things that we gon’ surprise the world with and I’m not gon’ speak on it right now. I’ll let him do his job.”