50 Cent Opens Up On His Feud With Oprah Winfrey
Celebrity feuds are always an interesting spectacle. And everyone knows there’s no love lost between 50 Cent and Oprah Winfrey. But, he sheds more light on this feud in his recently published book Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter. Let’s look at what he said!
50 Cent opens up about Winfrey
In a recent interview with the Guardian, Curtis Jackson, also known as 50 Cent, opened up about his longstanding feud with Oprah Winfrey. He says that it all started back when Oprah refused to invite him on his show. Usually, stars would shrug something like this off and move on. However, this hurt Jackson, particularly because his grandmother was a huge fan of her show. And the reason that Winfrey cites is that she disapproves of the words he uses for women in his lyrics. To this 50 Cent said:
She was completely against everything that was in my music. 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.
However, 50 Cents admits that later they became friends, but he lashed out at her for only “going after black men” in the #MeToo movement back in December 2019.
50 Cents defends his misogynistic lyrics
Moreover, he also tried to defend the Misogynistic lyrics in his songs, saying that it’s his artistic right:
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?
Moreover, 50 Cents made the point that he wanted to articulate his experience, saying:
[Winfrey] never asked me the question in the way you did. The truth is, all things come from your experience. 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?
These are the reasons that 50 Cent cites for his lyrics and continues to defend them. However, his book isn’t just about Oprah Winfrey, but also other relationships in his life, including his failed one with his son Marquise Jackson. He told the Guardian:
I’ve already tried so long with him. That sense of entitlement is scariest when it’s someone you love. He still manages to feel deprived when he’s had everything. You love the person, he’s your child, and he looks at you as if you’re the enemy. And, after a while, you go: this is not a kid, it’s a grown man we’re talking about.
These reasons tell us that 50 Cent’s book will be an interesting read for fans interested in his life. It published on April 28th and is available on Amazon.