Most people know hip-hop mogul 50 Cent lives for drama, but his latest tweet about Oprah Winfrey have some people chiming in to agree with him. The “Power” creator took to Instagram to express his frustration with the global media icon. He said Winfrey only supports projects targeting Black men who have been accused of sexual assault, while giving white perpetrators a pass.
Yesterday, 50 posted a picture of Winfrey with Russell Simmons, one of the latest subjects of a #MeToo documentary she is producing, with some critical words. He also referenced Winfrey’s bestie Gayle King.
“I don’t understand why Oprah is going after black men. 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,” 50 captioned the photo, along with a “Shaking My Head” (SMH) emoji.
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The G-Unit rapper also posted a collage of Bill Cosby, Jeffrey Epstein, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, R. Kelly and Donald Trump – all of whom have been accused of sexual misconduct. The collage shows the two Black men of the group are the only ones sitting in jail. (Epstein was in jail until his alleged suicide.)
In the caption for the collage, 50 asked, “You think Oprah don’t notice how this shit is playing out?” He reinforced his question on Twitter writing, “I just want to know why she is only going after her own. When it’s clear the penalties have been far more extreme for African American men.”
Many social media users agreed with him.
“Even Ray Charles could see it’s an agenda here bih,” one Twitter user tweeted to Winfrey. “I swear never been fond of his music and I know to some that is weird, BUT this move to take up for US Black Men in a society that is hammering us from ALL angles. I’m with you @50cent,” another replied. Another user on IG responded, “They have the complexion for protection.”