Rapper 50 Cent caught fire recently after posting a video on social media mocking an autistic teenager accusing him of being high. The video soon went viral and reached the family of the teen. In response to the video the family sought an attorney and requested 50 to pay 10k to Autism Speaks which is an autism advocacy group.
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Local 12 News caught up with the the teen and his family about how they were affected by the video.
After facing public backlash the wealthy rapper accepted the request of the family and donated 100k to Autism Speaks, well over the 10k the family requested. He also sent a short personal apology letter to the young teen and his family. What a pricey lesson to learn! Glad 50 did the right thing.