50 Cent Makes Peace With Oprah, Grants Winfrey Interview on OWN
50 Cent and Oprah Winfrey have finally squashed their long bitter feud.
After years of making disparaging remarks at Oprah, 50 has made peace with the media mogul. The G-Unit general will make an appearance on Oprah’s Next Chapter, a show on her Oprah Winfrey Network, on Sunday night at 9 p.m. EST.
Oprah’s website confirmed the appearance by posting a 30-second trailer to hype up the highly-anticipated interview.
“Sunday one of the most successful and controversial ever—for the first time, after years of feud rumors—Oprah and Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson from his grandmother’s home,” the trailer broadcasts.
The sit-down interview marks an end to tension between ’Fif and O that dates back to 2006, when 50 first dissed the longtime talk show host for her lack of guest diversity.
“I think she caters to older White women,” Jackson told the Associated Press back then. “Oprah’s audience is my audience’s parents, so I could care less about Oprah or her show.”
That same year, 50 expressed similar dislike for Oprah to Elle Magazine. “She started out with Black women’s views, but has been catering to middle-aged White American women for so long that she’s become one herself,” 50 said.
50 would later mockingly reveal that he named his dog Oprah. “It started out negative ’cause I thought Oprah didn’t like hip-hop culture,” 50 said on The View recently. “I got the dog and now I love Oprah.”
50 wasn’t the only rapper to feel like Oprah had some kind of problem with hip-hop and rappers belonging to the culture.
Ludacris told GQ that he thought that Oprah was unfair to him during an appearance on her show for the movie, Crash. Ice Cube expressed disgust to FHM over the fact that Winfrey had Cedric the Entertainer and Eve on her show for promotion of Barbershop, but didn’t invite him.
Other rappers, like Jay-Z and Kanye West, however, reveled in their appearance on her former show.
Nevertheless, peace has been made and 50 and O have squashed their beef for all to see. The other part of Oprah’s Next Chapter will have Oprah sitting down with the daughter of the late Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson, nearly three years since his death.—Mark Lelinwalla