50 Cent, Oprah talk faith, love, painting toe nails & 50’s dog named Oprah [Video]
New York, NY – Who’d of thunk it? 50 Cent on Oprah?
Starting in and around 2006, 50 Cent criticized Oprah for having an apparent “rapper ban” on her cable show. Accounts from Ice Cube and Ludacris about being snubbed by the show seemed to solidify his point. They both spoke out, with Luda feeling singled out and disappointed with the way the show’s editing portrayed him. While Ice Cube complained about not being invited to the show at all.
Ice Cube said, “I’ve been involved in three projects pitched to her [Oprah Winfrey], but I’ve never been asked to participate on her show. Maybe she’s got a problem with hip-hop. … She’s had damn rapists, child molesters, and lying authors on her show. And if I’m not a rags-to-riches story for her, who is?”
50 went on to rationalize this ban by saying Oprah’s audience is middle aged white women and she must have a problem with hip hop. 50 publicly drew a line in the sand with these comments and took it one step further on his mixtape song “Play This On The Radio.” 50 raps:
“I don’t wanna sip tea or chit chat on your sofa/bitch I aint Jay-Z, fuck you Oprah/Suck dick deep throat and gag, now I’m mad/You don’t like hip-hop? Then we don’t like your ass.” – 50 Cent
Watch the video and listen to the track after the jump
50 went on to name his dog Oprah and his cat Gayle and started taking pictures with Oprah, adding threatening/comedic captions for his Twitter followers.
50 Cent – Play This On The Radio
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Throughout all this Oprah stayed pretty quiet aside from a 2006 radio show when she said “I listen to some hip-hop. You know, I’ve been accused of not liking hip-hop, and that’s just not true. I got a little 50 [Cent] on my iPod. I really do.”
Of late, 50 seemed to be laying off the Big O as he established his Street King energy drink and set out with a goal of feeding 1 billion people in Africa. Newly branded under the philanthropist umbrella, 50’s reach has grown even broader. And now, welcome to 2012 where 50 Cent is actually on Oprah.