G-Unit rapper 50 Cent and comedian Chelsea Handler decided to tease fans about their alleged romance by airing a skit ridiculing the rumor last night on her “Lately” talk show.
On the program, Handler used their perceived romance to create a spoof with her staff.
Chelsea Handler addressed rumors that she’s dating rapper 50 Cent, but she did so with a wink and a grin. Then, in a surprising move, “50” himself showed up on ‘Chelsea Lately’ (weeknights, 11PM ET on E!). Handler mentioned her hypothetical relationship with a “certain rapper with a number in his name.” Chelsea joked that her show’s staff was also obsessed with the gossip — to the point where they started a book club to learn more about 50 Cent. (TV Squad)
Within the bit, 50 surprises Handler’s staff by entering the meeting.
In the skit, the staff meets at their Chelsea Lately Staff Book club to discuss 50 Cent’s autobiography. They poke fun at his drug-dealing days and discussed the meaning behind his lyrics to the hit song Candy Shop in reference to Chelsea and a lollipop. Near the end of the skit, 50 Cent walks out lifting his shirt, pretending to pull a gun when one of the staff members drops to the floor and tosses her purse to 50 Cent in fear. 50 Cent then says he “just came to be part of the book club” and takes a seat. Another female staff sits on his lap prompting another staffer to ask whether it’s appropriate given the relationship with Chelsea. She replies: “It’s just a rumor right now.” (Radar Online)
Over the weekend, 50 and Handler were spotted having lunch together.
The 35-year-old rapper, also known as Curtis James Jackson, and 35-year-old chat show host Handler enjoyed a Sunday lunch date in Malibu. The pair were both dressed casually with Chelsea in black jeans and a striped long sleeved T-shirt and a straw fedora while 50 Cent wore an all black ensemble with a huge diamond cross round his neck. The couple appeared happy and relaxed as they walked out of the restaurant and piled into 50’s enormous Rolls Royce. Chelsea even paused to take a picture of a smiling 50 Cent with her cell phone before getting into the passenger side of the car. (Daily Mail)
Last month, Handler said her relationship with 50 was business-related.
“I was with a bunch of friends in New Orleans, and he was one of the friends that was there. I was there for a show. Of course we were the only ones in the picture when there were 20 of us there. It made it look like there was something romantichappening…[We have] nothing romantic. Although I think he’s working on something. Every rapper who has been on the show is working on something with me. At some point I’m going to have to give in.” (Baltimore Sun)
Check out the skit down below: