New York rapper 50 Cent is rubbing elbows with comedic excellence. The hip-hop star hit up social media to share shots of himself hanging out alongside funnyman Kevin Hart.

Early Thursday, Fif hit up Instagram with backstage shots of himself and Hart.

This week, Hart emphasized his disinterest in hosting next month’s Academy Awards show.

At this week’s New York Film Critics Circle Awards ceremony, comedian Chris Rock shut down speculation about possibly replacing Hart to host.

“If it was five years ago, I could say something really offensive and funny right now, but I can’t do that anymore, so…heyyyy!” Rock cracked, as he took the podium at the NYFCC Awards where he was on hand to present director Bo Burnham with the award for best first film for “Eighth Grade.” … “Steve Martin is here. You should host the Oscars. You’re the best,” Rock said. “Steve Martin should host the Oscars! Because I’m not doing it, goddammit! You’re not getting me.” (Variety)

Earlier in the week, Kevin Hart went to his “Straight From the Hart” SiriusXM broadcast to apologize to the LGBTQ community for his past anti-gay tweets.

“I will say this, and I want to make this very clear. And I’m going to say it just in case you guys try to take this sh*t and chop it up, I will rebuttal with this f*cking piece right here. Once again, Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. I apologize.” (“Straight From the Hart”)