TV personality and actress Vivica A. Fox recently made some controversial remarks about her ex-boyfriend 50 Cent during a talk show on November 8.
Fox, 51, appeared on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live on Sunday night to talk about her new role on the popular series, Empire. She was joined by Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Kandi Burruss in an extended edition of the show.
During the latter part of the show, Cohen asked Vivica A. Fox what thought of 50 Cent’s comments about Empire‘s dipping ratings.
He said that the rapper commented that the show’s ratings have been dipping due to “gay stuff” it included.
However, Fox’s reply surprised both Cohen and Burruss.
“First of all, you know the pot called the kettle black is all I’m saying,” she said.
After a few moments of calming himself, Cohen asked Fox what she was insinuating. The actress answered that while she thinks that 50 Cent is not gay, there are some things about him “that’s not quite clear.”
Vivica A. Fox Throws Major Shade at Ex 50 Cent
So what’s wrong about Vivica A. Fox calling the music mogul gay? In this industry, women calling their ex boyfriends or husbands gay is not something out of the ordinary.
A couple of years ago, RHOA actress Porsha Williams made headlines after she claimed that her ex-husband, former NFL star Kordell Stewart, was gay amidst their divorce issues.
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Stewart then denied the accusation, saying that that has never happened, and it won’t happen ever. In the report, Stewart said that Williams’ comments were extremely disrespectful to him, just like what 50 Cent is now saying about his ex-girlfriend’s comments against him.
In both cases, Vivica A. Fox and Porsha Williams may be referring to their exes as gay because in their respective points of view, these men were not able to take care of their relationships.
However, this implies a few other things for the two men. Calling a straight man gay could imply that he failed to live up to the expectations of his partner. That said, the accusation is more likely motivated by heartache or emotional pain, rather than factual evidence.
In Fox’s comments about 50 Cent being gay, she cited an instance wherein her ex-boyfriend posed with another guy, Soulja Boy, for a magazine cover. But the fact that she mentioned the wrong magazine, could mean that her intention was only to hurt her former lover by taking a jab at his ego.
Calling a heterosexual person “gay” could also serve as a red flag, showing that the accuser wants to be involved with the person romantically. Is that what’s happening here? Is Vivica A. Fox wishing she could get back together with the “In Da Club” rapper?
Lastly, calling a straight man gay is not only hurtful to the person in question, but to the gay community in general. In Vivica A. Fox’s case, the term is used in a derogatory fashion, thereby adding to the negative connotation of the word.
Obviously, 50 Cent, who has been linked to celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Elise Neal, and Paris Hilton, was ticked off about Vivica A. Fox’s snarky remarks, and has since declared social media war against her. The 40-year-old rap artist and actor dissed Vivica A. Fox’s bad boob job and revealed that she once remarked that she could do a better job at playing roles of award-winning actress Halle Berry.
While the RHOA and Empire actress already apologized to Soulja Boy, she said that she has “some stories” stored in her “vault” as well about 50 Cent.
— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) November 9, 2015
And the battle begins.
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