50 Cent body-shamed online following Super Bowl halftime performance

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50 cent body-shamed following Super Bowl appearance
Rapper 50 Cent's appearance during the 2022 Super Bowl halftime performance has received criticism online. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for STARZ)

People criticizing 50 Cent's appearance following his Super Bowl LVI halftime show performance — and fans are rushing to the rapper's defence.

Sunday evening's Super Bowl halftime show was a memorable one, especially for millennial hip-hop fans. Seeing Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar on stage together in 2022 was the blast from the past that many of us needed.

Unfortunately, while the show itself was one for the books, many viewers still found something to criticize. Many have taken to Twitter to comment on 50 Cent's appearance while he performed his 2003 hit "In Da Club."

"50 Cent looks like he was hit by inflation," one Twitter user joked.

"50 Cent looking like a whole dollar bill," echoed another.

50 Cent performed his song
50 Cent performed his song "In Da Club" at the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show in Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

"Looks like 50 Cent has been spending a lot of time at the candy shop," someone else wrote, referencing another of the 46-year-old's hit songs.

Some viewers couldn't help but notice the star's changed appearance and recall when he trolled Madonna online, insinuating she was too old to wear fishnet stockings.

"It's a little bit of karma how the internet is getting back at 50 Cent for body-shaming Madonna though," tweeted another.

Despite the criticism of his weight, fans have chimed in to defend the rapper.

"It’s kinda really f—-ing gross seeing everyone comment on 50 Cent’s weight. You can’t claim men’s mental health matters and then f—-ing body shame them in the next breath," someone wrote.

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"Something I didn't expect to see was the internet fat-shame 50 Cent?" another said. "Y'all really expect to look the same 20 years later?! Hollywood is the disease."

"Don't fat-shame 50 Cent. Not cool," added another.

Although the criticism of 50 Cent's appearance was a surprise to many, the rapper himself has made headlines in the past for criticizing women's appearances publicly.

In August 2021, the rapper was in hot water with fans for mocking plus-sized women on social media.

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 13: 50 Cent performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
50 Cent's weight was criticized online following the Super Bowl halftime performance. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

"Wtf is going on here? I think they eat the men from their village lol," the rapper captioned a now-deleted video of a group of women dancing in bathing suits.

Most recently, he faced criticism in December 2021 for "insulting" and "shaming" Madonna after she shared risqué photos on Instagram, posing in lingerie.

He re-shared her photos to his own Instagram profile with captions mocking the "Like A Virgin" singer, but fans did not seem impressed.

After releasing an apology, Madonna hit back in an Instagram video, calling 50 Cent out for his "fake" apology.

“You were trying to shame me. Your apology is fake, it’s bull—— and it’s not valid," Madonna said. "An apology is not valid if you don’t know what you’re apologizing for. What you should be apologizing for is your misogynistic, sexist, ageist behaviour and remarks.”

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