- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 11:28AM
US rapper 50 Cent has called out a Kiwi on social media.
The Kiwi Puk Kireka, has a massive black and red face tattoo that spells 'notorious' on his face and told the NZ Herald that it would be hard to find a job with his tattoo.
"I know it will be hard to get a job with my tatts," Kireka said, pointing to the mob colours which decorate his face.
The father-of-three - who joined the Mongrel Mob in 2008 - admits in the interview that he "will always be a mobster" but wants "to bring some of the others on board this better lifestyle".
"A lot of them are still drinking and smoking. While they aren't getting into much trouble they are still ruining their lives with their lifestyle," Kireka stressed.
UK newspaper the Sun published an article based on Kireka's interview with the Herald headlining "MOB JUSTICE Gangster with 'Notorious' tattooed across his face moans he can't find a job".
Then 50 Cent fired his shot, publicly commenting on Kireka's facial tattoo by posting a screenshot of the Sun's article to his Instagram.
"What the f*** is really going on man. I wonder why he can't get a job," the rapper wrote.
Almost 300,000 people have liked 50 Cent's Instagram post and people have mixed opinions in the comment section of the post. One person said: "People these days don’t want ANY accountability for their own choices and then play the victim card. Insane".
On the other hand, Kireka has had a lot of support on 50 Cent's post. One person said: "First of all out of all honesty , you can't tell me that the tattoo looks f***ing gangster ? And second, you wouldn't stand even be able to square up with him one on one ? Shot for putting nz on the map doe", while another said: "He’s a good man. Hard trainer and trying to change his ways. Someone give him a job and he won’t let them down. Never judge a book by its cover."
This is not the first time 50 Cent has publicly shamed people on Instagram.
In April 2019 he viciously joked about jailed rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine giving up information on detained British-born rapper 21 Savage, in an attempt to reduce his own sentence.
In a now-deleted post, 50 Cent accused Tekashi 6ix9ine of snitching on 21 Savage, he was labelled a "rat" and has since lived with the nickname "Snitch9ine".
-Additional reporting from NZ Herald