50 Cent considers legal action against cop
50 Cent is considering launching legal action against a police commander who allegedly encouraged officers to shoot the rapper.
The 43-year-old star - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - is weighing up a lawsuit against Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez, who allegedly made the threatening remarks when 50 was scheduled to attend a New York City Police Department-sanctioned boxing match in June.
A spokesman for theIn Da Club hitmaker told People: "Mr Jackson takes this threat very seriously and is consulting with his legal counsel regarding his options going forward.
"He is concerned that he was not previously advised of this threat by the NYPD and even more concerned that Gonzalez continues to carry a badge and a gun."
Gonzalez allegedly said that officers should "shoot [50 Cent] on sight" if he appeared at the fight, according to the New York Daily News newspaper.
Gonzalez has dismissed his own comments as a joke, but the rapper has confirmed via Twitter that he is currently consulting his legal team.