50 Cent responds to news an NYPD commander told officers to 'shoot him on sight'

Rapper 50 Cent has taken to Instagram to respond to a threat on his life allegedly made by a New York Police commander to his officers at a roll call.

The New York Daily News reports that Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez is being investigated by the NYPD after he told the police they should "shoot [50 Cent] on sight".

The 'In Da Club' rapper was set to attend an NYPD charity boxing match in the Bronx, where Gonzalez allegedly encouraged the officers to target him.

"The inspector just said that at roll call," a source told the Daily News.

"I'm like WTF."

A spokesperson for the police department reportedly confirmed the incident is now "under internal review".

"This is how I wake up this morning," 50 Cent wrote on an Instagram post of an article on the subject.

"This guy Emanuel Gonzales is a dirty cop abusing his POWER. The sad part is this man still has a badge and a gun."

"I take this threat very seriously and I'm consulting with my legal counsel regarding my options moving forward," he continued in a separate post.

"I am concerned that I was not previously advised of this threat by the NYPD."

Gonzales is allegedly maintaining that the comment was a joke; however, he filed an aggravated harassment complaint about the rapper about a month earlier.

The commanding officer claimed 50 Cent threatened him on Instagram, writing "blast this fool" with regards to a lawsuit accusing Gonzales of shaking down the owner of one of the rapper's favourite nightclubs.