New York rapper 50 Cent is giving Oprah Winfrey a round of applause. The hip-hop entertainer has reacted to reports claiming the TV mogul is going to fall back from putting out a controversial sexual assault documentary centered on music biz icon Russell Simmons.
Big Facts: Fif went to his socials this week to applaud Winfrey’s decision and also extended his hand to her.
High-Key Details: This week, Winfrey issued a statement to fully explain her decision on falling back from the project.
“I have decided that I will no longer be executive producer on The Untitled Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Documentary and it will not air on Apple TV+. First and foremost, I want it to be known that I unequivocally believe and support the women. Their stories deserve to be told and heard. In my opinion, there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision. Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering are talented filmmakers. I have great respect for their mission but given the filmmakers’ desire to premiere the film at the Sundance Film Festival before I believe it is complete, I feel it’s best to step aside. I will be working with Time’s Up to support the victims and those impacted by abuse and sexual harassment.” (Deadline)
Wait, There’s More: In December 2019, both 50 Cent and Russell Simmons went at Winfrey on social media to address the pending doc.
Before You Go: 50’s key issue stemmed from Oprah putting together a controversial documentary aimed at black entertainment moguls Russell Simmons and Michael Jackson.
Fiddy’s referring to the media mogul’s upcoming #MeToo documentary featuring Drew Dixon, one of the women who’s accused Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct, along with her ‘After Neverland’ interview of Jackson’s accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck. (TMZ)