As I write, I ponder a specific word that describes 50 Cent best. In the words of my stepfather, “He is a jacka**.”
Friday I happened to catch a glimpse of some disturbing “news” on BET. Apparently 50 Cent made some ignorant comments about Oprah Winfrey during an interview on Sept. 28. “Oprah’s great. I just think the only misconception is that she’s a black woman. They say Oprah Winfrey’s a black woman, but she’s [been] catering to middle-aged White women for so long that I believe she’s a middle-aged White woman,” 50 said. That is not news; it is a little boy’s cry for attention.
What type of mess is that to say about Oprah?
Let’s check a few of the contributions Oprah has made to people other than middle-aged White women.
In 2003, she went on a pilgrimage where she gave gifts to thousands of children in orphanages and rural schools in South Africa. In 2004, she gave a $5 million donation to Morehouse College. And in January 2007, she has a $40 million, 50-acre school opening in South Africa.
It is quite obvious that 50 Cent was talking out of his you-know-what because he did not do his research. He must have been too busy making that nonsense he labels as music. What good has 50 Cent done for anyone, black, white, male or female?
50 Cent is a menace to society. He is catering to the destruction of any bit of respect left that the world has for black men. Have you listened to his lyrics or seen how he portrays himself as a young black man?
Thanks to him and some of these other fake thugs, I can’t go in public without someone keeping one eye on me.
50 and anyone else who denounces or ridicules someone who is trying to do something positive in this chaotic world is a sad soul.
As soon as a black person tries to take steps in a positive direction, some numskull with a self-destructive point of view attempts to belittle what he or she is doing by opening his mouth with garbage comments.
Even if Oprah was catering to middle-aged white women, so what? At least she isn’t calling them Bs and Hs and telling them to bend over and shake their butts.
Some people need to get off Oprah’s back because she is doing more than most people in the spotlight. People should not take shots at her because they are upset that some of her charity has not reached them, or in 50 Cent’s case, because she elected not to bring him on her show as a guest.
Someone should tell 50 Cent to focus on improving his nursery rhymes because I don’t think lashing out at Oprah is going to help sell his next album.
Siraaj Sabree is a junior newspaper student from Miami. He can be reached at email@example.com.