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This Rapper Apologized To Teen With Autism, Now He Has Donated $100K

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

The rapper 50 Cent has reportedly donated $100,000 to an organization that helps people with autism, after making fun of a teen on the internet.

On Thursday, the rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, said he wants to turn this “misunderstanding into an understanding” and show his support. He then donated $100,000 to Autism Speaks, according to the Huffington Post.

“I want to turn this misunderstanding into an understanding,” he said in a statement to the outlet. “There are people that are ignored, mistreated and neglected with disabilities that need our support. 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.”

The rapper apologized to the airport employee, Andrew Farrell and his family, after making fun of the teen that suffers from Autism, in a video on his Instagram. (RELATED: 50 Cent Apologizes After Making Fun Of Teen On Internet)

Farrell and his family reportedly asked for an apology and for Jackson to donate a significant amount to an organization that helps with autism.