50 Cent Claims Oprah Only Goes After Black Men Accused of Sexual Assault
On Friday (Dec. 13), the Power creator used his Instagram account to vent his thoughts on Oprah's purportedly upcoming #MeToo documentary, which is said to focus on former music exec Russell Simmons. In an Instagram post, 50 accuses Oprah of singling out Black men when it comes to spotlighting sexual assault allegations.
"♂️I don’t understand why Oprah is going after black men," 50 wrote in his caption. "No Harvey Weinstein, No Epstein, just Micheal jackson and Russell Simmons this shit is sad. Gale hit R Kelly with the death blow documentary. 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. #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac #starzgettheapp #abcforlife."
The untitled program 50 appears to be alluding to is said to focus on the harrowing journey of a former music industry executive who struggles to tell her sexual assault experience in public. The doc is said to focus on Drew Dixon, who is one of the women who's accused Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct. The documentary, which is slated to air on Apple TV+ in 2020, will also feature Michael Jackson's accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck.
50 Cent, who toured overseas earlier this year, and Oprah's lukewarm relationship goes back to 2006 when 50 bashed Oprah's lack of understanding for rappers during the prime of his career. He even went as far as naming his dog after her. Then, in 2012, the pair hammered out their differences in an interview with the revered talk show host.
Russel Simmons has addressed Oprah on Instagram as well saying he is troubled by her singling him out. Uncle Rush shared the following lengthy open letter to the billionaire mogul:
"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."
See Simmons' post below.
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