50 Cent has revealed the cause of his longstanding feud with Oprah Winfrey. The former G-unit rapper and TV producer disclosed in a recent interview with The Guardian that at a time when he was on the upraise and needed to solidify his status as a success by making an Oprah appearance, Oprah declined.
According to the rapper, the idea was presented to Oprah and she made it clear that she wasn’t interested in what 50 Cent had to offer.
“She was completely against everything that was in my music,” 50 said. “So she ain’t never going to have me on that show. I’m never going to reach that platform, which is confirmation of you being a huge success. So I just said: OK, if we can’t be friends, then at least let’s be enemies.”
It was at these point that 50 decided to add her to the long list of people he had beef with and even went on to name his Dog Oprah.
“Well, no,” 50 said when asked if he ever agreed with Oprah’s views. “Did you hear what I said? They are misogynistic, but the world is not under the same circumstances. Are you going to tell a painter what to paint? I’m an artist. Why am I limited to what you feel should be said? In film and television, they will show art imitates life. Are you not aware of those situations taking place?”
“The truth is, all things come from your experience,” he continued. “Like, I got shot nine times and I wrote music about it. Everyone writes something that can connect in a big way based on a painful moment, so you’re saying we’re not supposed to articulate or write it the way we experienced?”
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