50 Cent is putting Oprah Winfrey on blast.
The hip-hop mogul thinks that Oprah is targeting famous black men accused of being ual predators but is giving their white counterparts a pass.
Taking to Instagram on Thursday, 50 called out Oprah while posting a photo of her alongside Russell Simmons, who has been accused of ual misconduct. “I don’t understand why Oprah is going after black men,” he wrote. “No Harvey Weinstein, No Epstein, just Micheal jackson and Russell Simmons this shit is sad.”
He also posted an image showing Bill Cosby, Jeffrey Epstein, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, R. Kelly, and Donald Trump with “Jail” written on the black men and “Walk” on the white men.
“I just want to know why she is only going after her own,” he tweeted. “When it’s clear the penalties have been far more extreme for African American men.”
His comments follow the announcement of Oprah’s upcoming #MeToo documentary for AppleTV+ about ual assault in the music industry. The film, which she is executive producing, spotlights former Def Jam executive Drew Dixon, one of the women who accused Simmons of ual misconduct.
Simmons, who has denied the “horrific accusations,” has since spoken out about the doc. “Dearest OPRAH, you have been a shining light to my family and my community,” wrote the 62-year-old mogul. “This is why it’s so troubling that you choose me to single out in your recent documentary. I have already admitted to being a playboy more (appropriately titled today ‘womanizer’) sleeping with and putting myself in more compromising situations than almost any man I know. Not 8 or 14 thousand like Warren Beatty or Wilt Chamberlain, but still an insane number. So many that some could reinterpret or reimagine a different recollection of the same experiences.”
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Dearest OPRAH,you have been a shining light to my family and my community. Contributing so much to my life that I couldn’t list a fraction of it in this blog.Ihave given you the gift of meditation and the groundbreaking book”THE POWER OF NOW “we bonded to say the least. This is why it’s so troubling that you choose me to single out in your recent documentry. I have already admitted to being a playboy more (appropriately titled today “womanizer”) sleeping with and putting myself in more compromising situations than almost any man I know. Not 8 or 14 thousand like Warren Beatty or Wilt Chamberlain, but still an embarrassing number. So many that some could reinterpret or reimagine a different recollection of the same experiences. Please note that ur producers said that this upcoming doc was to focus ONLY on 3 hand chosen women. I have refused to get in the mud with any accusers, but let’s acknowledge what i have shared. I have taken and passed nine 3-hour lie detector tests (taken for my daughters), that these stories have been passed on by CNN, NBC, BUZZFEED, NY POST, NY MAG, AND OTHERS. Now that you have reviewed the facts and you SHOULD have learned what I know; that these stories are UNUSABLE and that “hurt people hurt people”. Today I received a call from an old girlfriend from the early 1980s which means that they are using my words/evidence against me and their COMMITMENT / (all of the claims are 25 to 40 years old) It is impossible to prove what happened 40 years ago, but in my case proof exists of what didn’t happen, mostly signed letters from their own parents, siblings, roommates, band members, interns, and in the case of 2 of your 3 accusers, their own words in their books. Shocking how many people have misused this important powerful revolution for relevance and money. Maybe you should name your documentary “FLAVOR OF LOVE”!? In closing, I am guilty of exploiting, supporting, and making the soundtrack for a grossly unequal society, but i have never been violent or forced myself on anyone. Still I am here to help support a necessary shift in power and consciousness. Let us get to work on uplifting humanity and put this moment and old narrative behind
In his post, 50 also called out Oprah’s friend Gayle King for her controversial interview with R. Kelly, who is also facing a series of ual abuse allegations. “Gale hit R Kelly with the death blow documentary,” he added. “Every time I hear Micheal jackson I don’t know whether to dance or think about the little boys butts. These documentary’s are publicly convicting their targets, it makes them guilty till proven innocent.”
Oprah previously hosted HBO’s “After Neverland” special with two of Jackson’s accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck.
This is not the first time 50 and Oprah have been at odds. She previously criticized rap for its use of the N-word and misogynistic lyrics, while he disparaged her audience. They seemingly settled their differences in a 2012 interview on OWN’s “Oprah’s Next Chapter.”