On Tuesday morning, the G-Unit boss shared an insensitive Instagram post in which he mocked Crews’ sexual assault claims against Hollywood talent agent Adam Venit. 50, being the troll that he is, suggested the actor could’ve easily used his big size and strength to handle the alleged perpetrator: “LOL, What the fuck is going on out here man?” Fif wrote in the caption. “Terry: l froze in fear,they would have had to take me to jail. get the strap.” The post was later deleted.
Shortly after, TMZ caught up with Crews in Washington, D.C., where they questioned him about Fif’s controversial post. The 49-year-old actor decided to keep things classy, and refused to say anything negative about the rapper.
“Well, I love 50 Cent. I listen to his music while I’m working out,” Crews responded. “[…] I’ve proved that size doesn’t matter when it comes to sexual assault.”
You can check out Crews’ remarks above.
The professional athlete-turned-actor was in the nation’s capital Tuesday to advocate for the expansion of the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights. Crews testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, detailing his personal experience with sexual misconduct.
“This past year we have seen powerful men in Hollywood and elsewhere finally held accountable for sexual assault,” he said in his opening statement. “We also saw the backlash survivors faced coming forward. I wanted these survivors to know that I believed them, I supported them, and that this happened to me too.”
Last December, Crews filed a lawsuit against Venit, claiming the Hollywood agent groped his genitals during a 2016 industry event. The actor detailed the alleged incident in a series of tweets back in October, explaining why he didn’t fight back.
During Crews’ testimony on Tuesday, California Senator Dianne Feinstein asked the actor why he didn’t use his size to fight off Venit. Crews said racial discrimination was a big factor.
“Senator, as a black man in America, you only have a few shots at success. You only have a few chances to make yourself a viable member of the community,” he explained. “I’m from Flint, Michigan; I have seen many, many young black men who were provoked into violence, and they were imprisoned. Or they were killed.”