50 Cent Addresses Gayle King's Controversial Kobe Comments

Fif spoke about the #MeToo movement and the double-standards against black men.

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During a recent appearance on Ebro in the Morning50 Cent doubled down on his criticism of Gayle King, who came under fire last week over her controversial comments about Kobe Bryant's 2003 rape case.

"You had a criminal situation that went away, right?" Fif said about Bryant's sexual assault case, which was dropped in 2004. "And 10 years to talk about it—nobody talked about it. The man passes away, and you want to talk about that while—"

"The family is grieving, the funeral hasn't even happened," Ebro interjected.

"For what? For ratings?" 50 asked. "I just didn't think that was cool, that's all ... What they're feeling now—that backlash—it's not what from I said, not from what Snoop said, not from Boosie or anybody else that was supporting him [said]. It's just people are stronger in their absence than in their presence."

50 has also been a vocal critic of King's good friend Oprah Winfrey, whom he has accused of strictly targeting black men throughout the #MeToo movement, while ignoring the claims against alleged white perpetrators like Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein, and spiritual advisor João Teixeira de Faria. 50 highlighted Winfrey's relationship with the latter in a recent Instagram post, in which he blasted the media mogul for her involvement in a documentary about Russell Simmon's sexual assault allegations. Winfrey has since exited the project.

Fif went on to mention Donald Trump, who was able to secure the presidency despite facing multiple sexual assault allegations. The multi-hyphenate said Trump was just another example of the racial double-standards within the #MeToo movement, claiming it has disproportionately harmed high-profile black men. 50 also pointed to the child sexual abuse claims against Michael Jackson, and the renewed outrage over the alleged crimes well after Jackson's death.

"It wasn't right to do that," told Ebro. "What was the goal? What was the punishment ... to tarnish someone's legacy, that's it."

(The #MeToo conversation begins around the 22-minute mark.)

Elsewhere in the interview, 50 addressed his highly publicized beef with French Montana, whom he was accused of punching during Super Bowl weekend.

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"I am appalled at the idea of people thinking I would punch that boy in his face. I would not do a thing like that," 50 said at the 4:45 mark. He revisited the topic about 22 minutes later when discussing the dangers of false rumors and being judged by the public. "They said I punched French Montana in the face. I didn't punch French Montana in the face ... People will publicly begin to believe it ... even when we talk about our [criminal justice] system not being perfect, it's still a lot better than public convictions."

50 also discussed his former foe Floyd Mayweather Jr., who opened up about their feud in a recent episode of Drink Champs. Fif told Ebro that he and Mayweather were no longer beefing—he just doesn't understand why the boxing champ continues to bring up his name. 

"Floyd would say he doesn't know how we fell out ... Like, I just woke up one morning and had a problem with him. But that's not what happened," 50 said (8:39) before mentioning TMT, the boxing promotional company he and Floyd formed in 2012. "He asked me to help ... actually I could stop [Floyd] from using TMT as their logo right now ... I'm just not chasing it. But to be honest with you, I incorporated TMT in Delaware while [Floyd] was incarcerated ... So I could tell you, 'You can't have TMT socks, you can't have that TMT shirt you have on.'"

Fif continued: "We are good [now]. I just don't understand why he's having the conversation—how am I coming up in conversation? I don't even care."

You can check out 50's full interview above. The G-Unit boss also discussed rising rapper Pop Smoke, squashing the beef with his Power co-star Naturi Naughton, and his plans to release new music this year.

"I got so many reasons to release music now that it's cool," he said (7:30). "New TV show (For Life), new EP."

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