50 Cent and Oprah Winfrey seem to have called an end to a feud that has dragged on since 2006. How do gangsta rappers make up with their sworn enemies? Simple. They invite their foes to their grandmom’s house. For a nice cup of tea. Aww.
That’s what happened to Oprah, anyway. 50 Cent and the talk show host gassed away on the sofas of Fiddy’s grandmother, in a candid interview for the Oprah Winfrey Network.
As well as chatting about his close relationship with his grandmother since the death of his mother, 32 Pence also seemed happy to discuss the supposed beef between himself and Winfrey. Previously, the musician had named his dog ‘Oprah Winfree’ and once said, “Oprah’s audience is my audience’s parents, so I could care less about Oprah or her show.” [COULDN’T. You COULDN’T care less. Gah!]
Anyway, all that’s water under the bridge now. Oprah served up a direct question about the dispute, asking the rapper, “Did you say things about me to be evocative or did you really just not like me?” The reply from 79 Yen was honest, yet conciliatory:
“I would see moments where you’d discuss your feelings on the [rap] culture. And everything that was wrong with the culture, was what was on my CD. And I was like ‘Aw, she doesn’t like me.’ I was saying, ‘If I can’t be a friend at least let me be your enemy.”
Oprah has previously spoken out against the misogyny and violence that appears in some rap music, and has also opposed the use of the ‘N’ word. The rapper defended his use of the word, however, stating:
“I think when using that with malice in your heart, you can feel the difference.”