50 Cent Apologizes for Mocking Autistic Teenage Airport Employee

HARTFORD, CT - MARCH 09: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop of image number 514494516.) Curtis Jackson, also known as 50 Cent, makes an appearance at bankruptcy court on March 09, 2016 in Hartford, Connecticut. Jackson filed for bankruptcy one year ago and is now being asked to explain Instagram photos, including one of him next to piles of cash arranged to spell out "broke." (Photo by Steve Miller/Getty Images)

Rapper 50 Cent has apologized to Andrew Farrell, a 19-year-old airport janitor whom 50 filmed himself insulting this weekend. In the video, 50 Cent fails to elicit a response from Farrell and accuses him of being high on drugs. In fact, Farrell’s family said, the teen has autism, a hearing impairment, and social anxiety, all of which cause him difficulty with communication.

“While the incident at the airport resulted from an unfortunate misunderstanding, I am truly sorry for offending the young man,” 50 told the New York Post‘s Page Six. “It was certainly not my intent to insult him or the disability community, which is a source of great strength in America. I have apologized personally to him and his family.”

While Farrell’s family originally requested a $1 million donation to Andrew’s GoFundMe page, Page Six reports that the Farrells and their lawyer have settled for a “sincere apology.”

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