*50 Cent has donated $100,000 to Autism Speaks following the backlash he received for posting a video in which he mocked a 19-year-old airport worker, not realizing the teen has the condition.
According to TMZ, 50 referred to the now-deleted video he posted of Andrew Farrell, saying, “I want to turn this misunderstanding into an understanding. There are people that are ignored, mistreated and neglected with disabilities that need our support.”
Farrell’s family, disgusted over the video, asked 50 to donate $10,000 to the autism advocacy group to avoid a lawsuit (down from their initial request of $1 million). The rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, forked over $100,000.
The rapper added, “I am calling on my fellow musicians, actors, entertainers and all others who may not have fully considered this cause to join together to help in any way they can.”