When 50 found out about the news on Monday, he took to Instagram where he questioned the accuser's sanity.
"Oh fuck this i’m done with all this shit," 50 captioned a screenshot of the news. "Nah i don’t want to hear shit, these bitches be crazy."
50's response to the situation started to gain attention with several publications picking up his post as a story. Yet, this only made the entertainer double down on his opinion.
"Come on now," 50 captioned another post. "who waits 41 years to file a complaint, i’m sorry this is bullshit bye!"
On Monday, the Associated Press reported that James' estate is facing a $50 million lawsuit from a woman who claimed she was raped by the singer in 1979. Per the report, the woman says James assaulted her when he visited the youth detention center she lived at as a 15-year-old in Buffalo, New York. She alleges that she didn't know who James was at the time of the incident.
"Almost immediately, Rick James was very suggestive and inappropriate towards me," she wrote in the affidavit filed in Erie County Supreme Court. "As I was laying on my belly on my bed, Rick James came into my bedroom and swiftly laid on top of me. He grabbed my hair and pushed my head into the pillow. I tried to fight him off, but he told me, ‘Shut up and quit moving or I’ll cut you.’ He violently ripped off my underwear and proceeded to violent rape me and ejaculate inside of me."
Following the alleged incident, she claims James said he'd "know where to find her" if she ever spoke about the rape. She's now seeking $50 million in damages from James' estate for years of "physical, psychological, and emotional injury."
James has been accused of violence against women in the past. In 1993, he was convicted of assaulting two women. He was accused of torturing one of the women for three days but these charges were dropped. In 2002, James was investigated for an alleged sexual assault. The singer died of a heart attack in 2004.