50 Cent slams NYC’s plan to give $53M in pre-paid debit cards to migrants to use in bodegas as he demands Mayor Adams calls him and explains how it will work and says ‘maybe Trump is the answer’

Rapper 50 Cent has opposed New York’s plan to hand out prepaid cards worth a combined $53 million to migrants to use at bodegas, supermarkets and delis.

Mayor Eric Adams estimated the scheme would save the city $600,000 a month, or $7.2 million a year, as it would stop wasting money on meals the asylum seekers don’t want.

The pilot program is being rolled out at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, with 500 families involved, The New York Post reported.

A family of four will get a card with $1,000 a month, equivalent to $35 a day.

But 50 Cent took to Instagram on Saturday to slam the scheme, suggesting that Donald Trump is the answer to the city’s problems.

Rapper 50 Cent has opposed New York City's plan to hand out prepaid cards worth a combined $53 million to migrants to use at bodegas, supermarkets and delis.

Rapper 50 Cent has opposed New York City’s plan to hand out prepaid cards worth a combined $53 million to migrants to use at bodegas, supermarkets and delis.

The pilot program is being rolled out at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, involving 500 families.  A family of four will get a card with $1,000 a month, equivalent to $35 a day

The pilot program is being rolled out at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, involving 500 families. A family of four will get a card with $1,000 a month, equivalent to $35 a day

Mayor Eric Adams estimated the scheme would save the city $600,000 a month, or $7.2 million a year, as it would stop wasting money on meals the asylum seekers don't want.

Mayor Eric Adams estimated the scheme would save the city $600,000 a month, or $7.2 million a year, as it would stop wasting money on meals the asylum seekers don’t want.

The rapper shared a post on Instagram about the plan to hand out prepaid cards for migrants to buy food and baby supplies.

“WTF Mayor Adams is calling my phone,” he wrote. ‘I don’t understand how it works, someone explain it. I’m stuck, maybe TRUMP is the answer.’

It comes after the New York-born artist questioned why migrants are being handed free health care in California.

“I don’t get it, it’s going to cost taxpayers $2.6 billion,” he said on Jan. 3.

“They don’t even give veterans health insurance. @arimelber call my phone now help me understand this s**t. WTF.’

The New York City program will see those selected receive cards that can only be used at bodegas, supermarkets and delis.

Migrants must sign an affidavit promising to use the cards only for food and baby supplies, or else have them cut off.

It is unclear how New York City will know if they are being used in bodegas as intended.

The amount on each card will depend on individual circumstances. It’s unclear how city officials will check if cards are being misused — or whether the scheme will exacerbate the crisis by encouraging other migrants to head to the Big Apple in hopes of receiving free money.

A family of four can be provided with almost $1,000 each month, which is $35 a day for food for the four.

Currently, each migrant meal costs $11, so feeding a family of four for a day can cost up to $132.

Cards will be refilled every 28 days.

Rapper 50 Cent shared a post on Instagram about the plan to hand out prepaid cards for migrants to buy food and baby supplies

Rapper 50 Cent shared a post on Instagram about the plan to hand out prepaid cards for migrants to buy food and baby supplies

Hundreds of asylum seekers lined 7th Street and Avenue B in Manhattan

Hundreds of asylum seekers lined 7th Street and Avenue B in Manhattan

The scheme was used last year for residents of public housing, so they could buy food for the holidays.

“Not only will this provide families with the ability to purchase fresh food for their culturally relevant diets and the baby supplies of their choice, but the pilot program is expected to save New York City more than $600,000 per month, or more than $7, 2 million a year,’ Kayla Mamelak, Adams’ spokeswoman, said.

The program is run by a company founded by a former Wall Street financier, Wole Coaxum, called MoCaFi.

Its website describes MoCaFi as “a financial services platform for the 110 million Americans facing economic hardship and no path to better circumstances.”

Coaxum said: ‘MoCaFi looks forward to working with New York City to disburse funds for asylum seekers to purchase fresh, hot food.

“MoCaFi’s goal is to expand access to financial resources for individuals who are excluded from banking, such as asylum seekers, while helping the local economy.”

If the program is a success, the city will expand it to the estimated 15,000 migrant families staying in hotels.

About 70,000 migrants have been bused or flown to New York in the past year, putting extreme strain on the Big Apple’s resources.

Texas’ conservative governor Greg Abbott began sending migrants to NYC and other Democratic cities that bill themselves as “havens” for border crossers to show them how much pressure the crisis has piled on border states.

His plan appears to have worked — with Democratic lawmakers now taking a much tougher stance on the crisis and President Biden himself vowing to take stronger action to tackle it.