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Rapper 50 Cent Inflames Fans with Japan Tsunami Jokes

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Special to the NNPA from the AFRO-American newspapers –

With his larger-than-life persona and blossoming music empire growing each day, New York-bred rapper 50 Cent could lend a lofty financial hand to the thousands of Japanese displaced by the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the country March 11.

Instead, the 35-year-old superstar took to his Twitter account where he unleashed a barrage of shocking tongue-in-cheek jokes about the disaster.

“Man I hate to say this but the world is coming to a end. Look at Japan tell the people you value you love them… US west coast TUSNAMI (sic) watch f**k this I’m going back to New York,” he tweeted.

The multiplatinum-selling rapper continued, "It's all good, 'til b*****s see their Christian Louboutins floating down da street.”

The G-Unit founder later admitted some of his tweets were “ignorant,” but “I do it for shock value.”

Also under fire for jokes about the natural disaster in Japan – which the country’s government fears may have killed 10,000 people – is comedian Gilbert Gottfried. The 56-year-old actor released several tweets about the dire situation in Japan, among them, “What does every Japanese person have in their apartment? Flood lights.”

Gottfried was later fired from his job as the voice of Aflac’s duck mascot over the incendiary comments.

In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami, Japan is now facing a nuclear crisis as radioactive materials continue to seep from four reactors in the Fukashima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.

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0 # Guest 2011-03-23 19:09
He doesn't seem to remember how many Japanese loved his music and bought his CDs. He's over in Japan now, at least for me(I'm Japanese and have his CD's which are going to be dumped). I wonder if he can still say 'I’m cool' without $$$$$$ from Japan?!
+1 # Guest 2011-03-21 16:02
i heard all of the japanese are new castle fans because all i can hear them shout is toonami, jokes like this are sick and i think anyone with the nerve to announce them or found remotly funny should be put in the situation of the less fortunate.

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