On Sunday’s episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” host Oprah Winfrey confronted 50 Cent with a long list of heavy duty questions.
Perhaps the most interesting scene of the hour was Oprah asking 50 Cent why he made comments about her TV audience being white and old.
“I think she caters to older White women,” Jackson told the Associated Press in 2006. “Oprah’s audience is my audience’s parents, so I could care less about Oprah or her show.”
Oprah told 50 Cent she understood those comments to be an insult and ask that he clarify.
“I would see moments where you would discuss your views on [Hip Hop] culture, and everything that was wrong with the culture was on my CD, I was like ‘Oh she doesn’t like me,’” 50 Cent said.
“I’m looking and there are so many impressions and different points. Not to say that those things were wrong, but if I can’t be your friend, let me at least be your enemy so I co-exist. I was using it as a strategy.”
“I had to create a reasoning why it was so many white women in the actual audience. I was like ‘You know what they look at? When she says things they actually identify with they say, yeah that’s right, Oprah’s a billionaire, I think like a billionaire.’ Regardless of how they feel they identify with you being a woman,” 50 Cent said.
In other news, Oprah did learn a thing or two from 50 Cent. Her “a-ha moment” and 50 Cent’s words of wisdom for her: “either pray or worry but no need for both”
And just in case you were wondering, 50 Cent’s grandmother (who raised him) refuses to call him 50 Cent. He goes by his real name gramas house, Curtis James Jackson.