‘Power’: 50 Cent On The Defense After Fans Accuse Him Of Bullying Naturi Naughton

After being hit with claims of bullying, 50 Cent is now saying he was defending Naturi Naughton in a social media post and did not mean any harm. It is the latest in a saga that started a few weeks ago when 50 Cent shared a meme of the Power actress and singer.

50 Cent and Naturi Naughton
(L-R) 50 Cent and Naturi Naughton | Paul Morigi/Getty Images for STARZ)

50 Cent continues to receive backlash

After he shared a meme that made fun of Naughton, who is his Power co-star, 50 Cent received backlash and continues to do so. Though he initially gave an apology, something that is a rarity for him, he seemed to share another meme of Naughton which stirred things back up.

After that, 50 Cent’s Instagram account seemed to be taken down. Many thought that it had something to do with the memes or other content he shared, the rapper claims he deactivated it himself.

His Instagram page has since returned to normal status.

50 Cent claims he was actually standing up for Naturi Naughton

In the second post he made about Naughton, 50 Cent claims that he was not bullying her, but rather defending her. He captioned the photo, which compared Naughton to a cartoon character, with “Who the f**k did this, POWER is #1.”

After a fan tweeted, “I thought u was sticking up for her or did I read wrong,” 50 Cent said, “I was sticking up for her, they just went and made some s**t up.”

Naturi Naughton responds to 50 Cent’s repeated posts

On Instagram, Naughton responded to 50 Cent. “There’s so much I wanna say but… You don’t even have an Instagram account so… why waste my characters or come out of my CHARACTER! But do pick up a copy of my upcoming book: #whatNOTtoDoWhenYoureABoss #ImNotACharacter #IAmARealPerson #IAmAWoman #IAmABlackWoman,” she wrote.

Fans stood with Naughton, commenting with her support. “Sad and very disrespectful. Black women have it was hard in this world. It’s so funny how it always starts with the black man. The world wonder [sic] why we are so angry,” said one person. Another commented, “This is why black women feel that some black men don’t protect them. We are the most disrespected women in the world. Wowwwwww this is sad.”

Power will return to wrap up its final season in January.