News: 50 Cent Talks Love & Oprah Winfrey, "I Thought She Didn't Like Hip-Hop Culture" [Video]

Saturday, Mar 10, 2012 9:18AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

G-Unit leader 50 Cent represented for the men across the globe this week after appearing on daily show "The View," speaking on topics including love and his past feud with renowned television personality Oprah Winfrey.

Outside of explaining a man's connection to the word love, Fif touched up on his initial problems with Winfrey from a few years ago.

50 was back to chat with the ladies of "The View" on Friday. The hip-hop tycoon, whose empire is reportedly worth over $200 million, sat down on the couch with Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Sherri Shepherd to discuss love, philanthropy, and his dog Oprah. A dapper Curtis provided the male perspective on love. "When a man says I love you the first time, he means this really feels good," he said. "It's such a big commitment. It does mean something." He also explained why he named his dog after Oprah Winfrey. "It started out negative 'cause I thought Oprah didn't like hip-hop culture," said Fif. "I got the dog and now I love Oprah." (Rap-Up)

Back in 2006, 50 said Oprah did not treat rappers fairly on her daily "Oprah Winfrey" show.

He usually saves his beefs for other rappers; this time, 50 Cent is going after Oprah Winfrey. In an interview with The Associated Press, 50 complained that Winfrey rarely invites rappers on her talk show: "I think she caters to older white women." "Oprah's audience is my audience's parents," the 29-year-old rapper said. "So, I could care less about Oprah or her show." (CBS News)

In summer 2010, the platinum-selling rapper made headlines for introducing the world to Oprah, the dog.

That's right, sometime around one in the afternoon yesterday, Fiddy officially ran out of things to occupy his time, as that's when the Twitter page for Oprah Winfrey (OprahTheDog) first leapt to life. Oprah, you see, is the rapper's dog (with the Twitpics to prove it) and while the pooch seems to share its owner's affinity for foul-mouthed smack talk, the whole of her ire seems directed to 50 Cent, sparking one of the more bizarre Twitter feuds, well, ever, and one that's no doubt sent Freud rolling over in his grave. In delight. (E! Online)

Despite the rapper's past issues, Oprah has publicly displayed her admiration for hip-hop artists like Jay-Z.

Oprah Winfrey is calling in all the heavyweights to launch her new television network, OWN, including rap legend Jay-Z. The hip-hop icon will appear on Oprah's channel , as the subject of her new series "Master Class." During the one hour episode, Jay will open up about his humble beginnings in Brooklyn's Marcy projects and tell stories about his rise to fame, while offering insight into the important lessons he learned on his way to the top. The show is set to air at 2 p.m. as well as 7 p.m. EST tomorrow (January 1). (XXL Mag)

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