On Saturday, the hip-hop mogul took to social media to highlight Brown's impressive record sales: The message appeared to be a screenshot of a tweet that read in part: "@chrisbrown has now sold 69.5M singles in the US, making him the 7th best selling singles artist of all time."
Fif captioned the image with a bold statement, declaring Brown a better artist than Jackson. He also made a reference to the latter's longstanding molestation allegations because, well, that's just what 50 does.
"CB better then MJ to me now," he wrote. "🤔I can’t believe mike wanted to touch the little boys booty.🤦♂️what the fuck man."
The post, which has since been deleted on Instagram but remains up on Twitter, drew polarizing reactions. Some followers co-signed the statement, while others criticized 50 for taking a shot at the late artist.
You can read some of the responses below.
50 Cent just said Chris Brown is better than Michael Jackson 😐 pic.twitter.com/JbESyJGzw0— alecιa. 💕 (@Luvn_bbyJaden) August 31, 2019
Even though Michael Jackson was good with his music the whole touching boys was way out of line I'm with 50 on this one— Fernando Chavez (@Fernand90320542) August 31, 2019
Donkeys of the week go to 50 Cent for saying Chris Brown better than Michael fucking Jackson & Lebron James for trying to trademark “taco Tuesday “— LB (@one_LB) August 31, 2019
I'm disappointed, but can't say I'm surprised. You both have the Jackson name, only one of you did it proud. Michael respected you, & even Eminem despite his disgusting music video mocking & using him for promotion. C'mon, do a little bit of research. #LiesOfLeavingNeverland— METROID 🇮🇪 ☘️ (@SLIGEACH_EIRE) August 31, 2019
@50cent hey bitch, you remember this video? “Michael Jackson is such a perfectionist.” “He is the King of Pop.” “Until somebody tops Thriller he gon have that and the odds are it ain’t gon happen no time soon.” First they love you then they switch. Yeah they switch like- anyway. pic.twitter.com/aEzvt9wKN5— superfly sister. (@DoggoneLoverr_) August 31, 2019
50 has addressed Michael Jackson's sexual abuse allegations during a 2014 interview hot Hot 97.
"Something's not right ... Like when they say Michael Jackson touched the kids, I didn't have to be there to feel like Michael Jackson touched the kids!" he said. "You don't get accused of that like once or twice! Like two or three times! People don't just show up at your door and say, 'You touched my kid's butt!'"