American rapper 50 Cent called on men who are not sexually intimate with women to “just kill yourself” in statements that have sparked widespread outrage and controversy.
Media reports appear uncertain if the rapper was talking about gay men, or straight men who refuse to give women oral pleasure.
50 Cent wrote on the micro-blogging site Twitter: “If you [are]a man and your [sic]over 25 and you don’t eat pu**y just kill yourself damn it. The world will be a better place.”
His comments, however, came after the death of New Jersey 19-year-old Tyler Clementi, who killed himself after his university roommate published a video of Clementi having sex with a man online.
50 Cent’s tweet was picked up by gay singer Will Young, who tweeted sarcastically: “50 Cent … He is [a]nice man isn’t he.”
The rapper was already criticized last month by GLAAD for poking fun at “anti-gay violence.”
Referring to gay celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, he tweeted: “Perez Hilton calld me douchebag [sic]so I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding. wasnt his but still made me feel better.”