Entertainment News reports that OWN mogul, Oprah Winfrey has finally settled her 6-year feud with 50 Cent. The rapper was invited on Sunday night’s edition of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” and gave voice to all his discontents.
Oprah Winfrey and 50 Cent agreed to confront each other during the Sunday night edition of “Oprah’s Next Chapter”. The reason behind their past disagreement remains unknown even today, but the first step towards reconciliation was made: the talk show host asked the singer why he named his dog after her because she didn’t take it as a compliment. 50 Cent was taken by surprise by this question, so his answer was rather sheepish. He stated that he was developing negative feelings for the famous talk show host, so he decided to name his dog Oprah in order to get accustomed with it. He further added that he also has a cat named Gayle making reference to the editor of the Oprah magazine.
Oprah was not the only one who had something to reproach. 50 Cent told the host that he didn’t like the fact that she would constantly criticize the things he mentioned in his albums. According to 50, everything that Oprah provided as a bad example for the culture was an indirect reference to his behavior and his work. Thus, he reached the conclusion that the OWN mogul was not his fan.
50 had to provide an explanation for the fact that he once stated that Oprah’s audience was made up of “white women […] as old as his grandmother”. The rapper stated that he was only trying to suggest Oprah that she should do something to make her show more appealing to young people because her audience is very conservative. Oprah, on the other hand, tried to explain to him that a person who is trying to make a television show has to appeal to both “the white and the black people”.
In the end, the two stars agreed to disagree upon the use of the N word. Oprah thinks the discriminatory word should never be used, whereas 50 claims that people should be able to use it freely because one can tell when it is used “with malice in your heart” and when it’s not.