Highsnobiety

Lushsux, the Australian street artist behind the viral murals of 50 Cent as other celebrities, has been physically attacked. The assault follows a recent post by the rapper in which he called for the artist to get an "ass whooping."

"The artist got [punched] in the [face] that wasn’t me i didn’t do that," 50 joked on Instagram. The artist claimed he had been attacked "because of this shit," refering to the rapper's post. He revealed that "6 or 7" people assaulted him at once and put him in the hospital this month.

Taking to Instagram earlier this week, Lushsux posted a screenshot of 50 Cent's comment on an artwork depicting him as Mike Tyson. 50 wrote that Lushsux "needs a ass whoopin bad, he still doing this shit." The artist also shared a photo where he appears to be on a hospital bed with a bloody pillow. In a lengthy caption, Lushsux revealed he had been assaulted.

Despite having to face such attacks as a result of his work, Lushsux said he won't stop painting. "It's tiresome, but it will not ever stop me doing what 99.8 percent of what everyone else seems to for the most part get a hearty chuckle out of."

50 Cent became wrapped up in the bizarre feud when the street artist began trolling the rap mogul with hilarious murals depicting the rapper as other celebrities. The anonymous artist, who has drawn comparisons to Banksy in Australia, reimagined 50 Cent as pop culture figures such as Post Malone, Donald Trump, Tekashi 6ix9ine, and Oprah Winfrey.

Although 50 initially had a laugh about the inspired artwork and shared the murals on his Instagram, he finally had enough when a piece of a toothless 50 Cent and one as Taylor Swift surfaced last month. Sharing the image to his Instagram, 50 wrote: “This is some bullshit man, but how the hell is he doing it so fast [...] alright he’s talented, but why the fuck he pick me.”

The For Life producer dubbed the artwork "Swifty Cent," and sent out a warning to Lushsux. “Swifty cent i’d like to hit this MF right in the back of his head while he doing this shit," he wrote. It's unclear to whether Fiddy's warning motivated the attack on Lushsux.

Check out some other recent 50-centric murals below.

We Recommend
  • nike sale
    Take 40% off Apparel & Sneakers in the Nike Sale
    • Style
  • tnf
    The North Face: 50 Years of Innovation In Action
    • Street Style
    • sponsored
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    The 50 Most Influential Nike Dunks in History
    • Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    Ungatekeeping The Best Hip-Hop Producers You Should Know About In 2024
    • Street Style
  • Gift Guide Image
    Searching For Last Minute Gift Ideas? Here's 50+ Of Them
    • Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety
What To Read Next
  • Naruto x Crocs 2024.
    Finally, Naruto's Crocs Collab Is Here
    • Sneakers
  • clot adidas collab interview
    How European Vacays & André 3000 Inspired CLOT's adidas Collab (EXCLUSIVE)
    • Style
  • OTW by Vans x Sterling Ruby collaboration.
    OTW by Vans' First Collab Is Loud Luxury
    • Sneakers
  • Salomon SS24.
    Salomon's Clothing Is Just as Good as Its Sneakers
    • Style
  • andre-3000
    You Can’t Just Read Our André 3000 Cover Story, You Can Shop It Too
    • Culture
  • andre-3000
    André 3000's Workwear Brand Has Been a Long Time Coming
    • Style
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titel Media GmbH (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titel Media GmbH strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titel Media GmbH tests, remediates and maintains the Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.