The Australian street painter, who is responsible for countless 50 Cent murals that combine the rapper's face with other public figures, claims he was brutally assaulted because of the recent artwork.
On Tuesday (May 19), Lushsux, which is also the name of the artist's Instagram account that has been sharing the recreations of Fif, posted a screenshot of a mural of 50 combined with former boxer Mike Tyson that the Queens native reposted on his IG on Monday (May 19). "This guy needs a ass whoppin' bad, he still doing this shit," 50 Cent wrote in the caption. An hour later, Lushsux uploaded a screenshot of Fif's Instagram post including an image of himself in a bloody hospital bed, revealing that he had been attacked over his paintings.
"50 seems to want some more walls?," the post began. "Unfortunately, some 6 or 7 smooth brains at one time on the street already put me in hospital already this month because of this shit. I don't like to bring up all the bad stuff I have to deal with just to paint some haha funny you laugh now images on walls, but I guess now is a chance."
As the caption continues, the artist confesses that this attack is one of several instances where he was forced to defend himself while working on a new painting. He also states that although he is tired of being bombarded by angry people, their actions won't stop him from his craft.
"I constantly have to unwillingly fight people ( among other insane shit you would not believe even if I told you ) on the street who, for whatever cooked reason, seem to feel the need to come up to me at a wall and start trouble," Lushsux writes. "It's tiresome, but it will not ever stop me doing what 99.8% of what everyone else seems to for the most part get a hearty chuckle out of, because they aren't sociopathic pieces of shit."
While it's unclear if 50 Cent is joking, the rapper has been vocal about his personal issues with the artwork on social media. Last Month, Fif responded to a mural meshing his face with President Donald Trump. "Look at this shit man, The fuck is wrong with these people. LOL," he wrote on IG.
Lushsux has painted a number of murals of 50 Cent, but he has created artwork of other celebrities as well. The Australian artist, who now has more than 868,000 followers on Instagram, has done street paintings of Doja Cat, 6ix9ine, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and more.
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