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Oprah's an Oreo, Says Rapper

11/30/2006 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Oprah Winfrey has morphed into a middle-aged white woman, says 50 Cent, and "caters" to their needs more than she does her black sisters.

The loose-tongued rapper accuses Oprah of being an Oreo – black outside, white inside – in an interview in the January issue of Elle (via Page Six), saying that the Queen of All Media "started out with black women's views but has been catering to middle-aged white American women for so long that she's become one herself." Former drug dealer Fitty – along with Ice Cube and other rappers – has previously taken shots at O for not having rap artists as guests on her show. Oprah, for her part, has also criticized rappers for their "hateful" and degrading lyrics. And, just to add fuel to 50 Cent's fire, O just bought a new apartment on one of Chicago's most exclusive blocks.



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61.

Mary R. Martin    

50 cents needs to spend some of his money on the education of impoverished children, rewards for finding wanted sexual predators, building homes for Katrina victims and the multitude of other causes that Oprah has spent her money on. Then he'll have more creditability.

I'm also a middle aged woman, a white one, and I can't see that she plays favorites -- if anything, I've wondered why less white women were at her Legends Ball. But it's her money, she earned it and she spends it on human beings. And she's spent 30+ years building that fortune. Since before gangster rap was ever thought of.

She's given a helping had to many starting celebrities. And I agree with the previous poster -- a middle age person, white or back, male or female, is more likely to be offended by the lyrics of the gangster rap that's out than someone who is living in that culture. You don't see 50 cents wanting to make albums with Beverly Sills or Tammy Wynette!

When 50 cents has his own show, he can snub Oprah and cater to his own audience. I'll bet she doesn't call him an Oreo for all of the diamonds and "bling" he wears or the house he has! Even those of us who live in a world that he's forgotten.

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62.

What the Heck!!!!!    

ONE THING I CANNOT STAND MORE IS HYPOCRITES THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WERE MAKING STATEMENTS ON BLACKS ,ARE NOW MAKING COMMENTS ON HOW RAPPERS SHOULD TREAT THE BLACK COMMUNITY WHEN YOU IGNORANT KNOW KNOWLEDGE HYPOCRITICAL CHICKENS THREE DAYS AGO WERE CALLING OPRAH A RASICT FOR NO REASON ,AND CALLING BLACKS N*GGERS AND THEN IMPLYING WHO CARES IF OPRAH CATERS TO WHITE WOMEN SHE IS WEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL THEM RAPPERS NEED TO SHUTUP,WHEN BLACKS THEMSELVES LIVE AND BREATH IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND THEY WOULD KNOW MORE THAN YOUR HILLBILLY ASSES WOULD EVER KNOW ABOUT THEM.I AM SURE YOO HAVE BLACK FRIENDS LISTEN TO BLACK MUSIC EVEN HAVE WHITE DRUNKEN MEATHEADED FRIENDS AND ARE JUDGEMENTAL TO YOUR BLACK FRIENDS AND THEN IN HYDING CALLING THEM N*GGERS WHEN YOU ARE SUGGESTING WE ALL SHUD JUST GET ALONG WHEN YOUR COUNTRY RED THICK SCULLS CANNOT GET IT THE ONLY ONES HERE WHO ARE IGNORANT ARE ALL OF YOU,SO BEFORE YOU MAKE SUGGESTIONS ON BLACKS THEMSELVES ,ALL YOU HYPOCRITICAL CHICKENS NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF. GET IT!

2846 days ago
63.

kalang    

Rappers dont degrade women. it the women in the videos shakin their a$$ half dress with nothing but swim suit on and no where near a pool are a beach instead there standing by a car with there a$$ up in the air. No women who truely respect herself would ever be in some of those rap video that look like a soft porn videos .ppl love to complain about rap music if you dont like dont listen to it dont let your kids listen to it . i think oprah deals with middle aged women of all races. she deals with issues that effects all women not just white ones. mostly no middle aged women really listen to rap music so why would she ever have a rapper on the show on least their doing something to better their community are been in a really good movie like ludacris when he co stared in the movie crash he was a guest her show.

2846 days ago
64.

DK    

50 Cent is a dirty thug. O is right, his lyrics are trash, and promotes violence. O is good and is he jealous because of that? Not just white women like her, she is adored by a lot of people of different ages, creed, and color. It is sad that he has shown just how ignorant he really is.

2846 days ago
65.

Some dude    

What the hell is wrong with you people?
So many people were up in arms over the comments made by Michael Richards, yet no one sees anything wrong with the term "Oreo"?

He's made a new word for an old adage; "Uncle Tom" was the old one.
What Fitty is saying is that O is somehow a bad black woman, because HE feels she is too white?

Funny, I seem to recall fairly recently a great many people talking about racial equality, how is this in any way helpful or conducive to racial equality by having people like Fifty Cent coming out and basically saying that black people should act black, love nothing more then blacks, and not in any way be even potentially viewed as even partly white...otherwise their an Oreo.

And people actually wonder why there are still so many racial divisions in the US.
Wake the hell up!!

2846 days ago
66.

What the Heck!!!!!    

I DO NOT KNOW IF SOMEONE REWROTE MY MESSAGE IN THE TMZ STAFF OR I JUST WROTE SO FAST MYSELF I WAS NOT AWARE OF THE CORRECTIONS I NEEDED TO MAKE IN MY SPELLING,BUT NOW I KNOW SO I HOPE IT DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN!


ANYWAYS: ONE THING I CANNOT STAND MORE IS HYPOCRITES THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WERE MAKING STATEMENTS ON BLACKS ,ARE NOW MAKING COMMENTS ON HOW RAPPERS SHOULD TREAT THE BLACK COMMUNITY WHEN YOU IGNORANT LACK OF KNOWLEDGE HYPOCRITICAL CHICKENS THREE DAYS AGO WERE CALLING OPRAH A RASICT FOR NO REASON, AND CALLING BLACKS N*GGERS AND THEN IMPLYING WHO CARES IF OPRAH CAITERS TO WHITE WOMEN SHE IS WEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL THEN BLACKS THEMSELVES LIVE AND BREATH IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND THEY WOULD KNOW MORE THAN YOU HILLBILLY ASSES WOULD EVER KNOW ABOUT THEM. I AM SURE YOU HAVE BLACK FRIENDS LISTEN TO BLACK MUSIC EVEN HAVE WHITE DRUNKEN MEATLOAF HEAD FRIENDS AND ARE JUDGEMENTAL TO YOUR BLACK FRIENDS AND THEN IN HYDING CALLING THEM N*GGERS WHEN YOU ARE SUGGESTING WE ALL SHOULD JUST GET ALONG WHEN YOUR COUNTRY RED NECK SKULLS CANNOT GET IT THE ONLY ONES HERE WHO ARE IGNORANT ARE ALL OF YOU, SO BEFORE YOU MAKE SUGGESTIONS ON BLACKS THEMSELVES, ALL OF YOU HYPOCRITICAL CHICKENS NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF. GET IT!

2846 days ago
67.

What the Heck!!!!!    

OH BY THE WAY LOVELY HONEY THEY DO GIVE BACK TO THERE BLACK YOUTH ,SOME OF THERE ANGER IN RAPP VIDEOS SINCE YOU HAVE BLACK FRIENDS AND ALL IF YOU DO SHOWS THROUGH THERE RAP MUSIC DOUGH THAT IS THE POINT THAT JUST SHOWS YOU WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT ALL OF YOU HAVE KNOW REASON TO TALK , SO ALL OF YOU HILLBILLYS GO BACK TO YOUR TRAILERS.

2846 days ago
68.

Some dude    

53. LovelyHoney

You seem to feel that what comes out of a person’s mouth is bad or good depending on whom the person is. You my dear are wrong.

First off, Rosie doesn’t make jokes about gay people being bad. And frankly if she did, people would take offense regardless of her sexual orientation. Offensive is offensive.

To suggest that a black person is acting white in and of itself is racist.

I suggest anyone that supports his comments do a bit of research on Bill Cosby, and take a look at some of the statements he's been making over the past couple of years.

I'll sum it up for you.
Bill's points were essentially that the actions of the many are determinant for the views by others. Young black kids in school today face backlashes from other black kids if they study, work hard, and try to get good grades...all the things that help one make it in the real world.
So, you have a whole community of people who seem to feel that getting an education, and doing well for yourself is somehow Uncle Tom, BUT the same people will try to convince you that its the white man keeping them down.

This cycle has to end somewhere, and acting as though one group has more of a right to comment about another group is wrong.

Your post shows you are intelligent; consider with your intelligence the facts.

2846 days ago
69.

Some dude    

7/16s of an inch S.S thats what it would take for you to hit the Caps Lock Key, and stop looking like such an idiot.

2846 days ago
70.

Abe Martin    

Oprah, over her three decades as a public figure has been a positive catalyst for this country as a role model, performer, author, philanthropist, as a person who has brought together people of all complexions who probably had never talked together before. And in making her billion, she has provided worthwhile careers to thousands of people.

Cent has done none of that. He's the definition of ghetto, who has been fortunate to make some money off his one thin talent. But by 2008, he will be back on the mean streets, wearing the same nasty clothes he has now and probably won't be earning enough money to keep 'em clean.

So Oprah's an oreo? Fine by me. SCents has a good name for an ass-ho.

2846 days ago
71.

Privey    


When 50 Cent and Ludacris want to talk sh*t about how Oprah isn't doing enough for black folks any more I have to wonder. Besides getting rich off poor black folks, what do YA'LL DO???

You can have an opinion about someone when I see you doing something.

When was the last time, you walked up on a college campus and said, "I will buy books for all the black students majoring music or business."

Or go back to your high school and say, "I'll cover your Sat's Act's and college applications for seniors."

Before you buy another f***ing car take that cash and find a kid struggling to go to college and pay his tuition.

Before you buy another house, take that money and go to the hood and put a new roof on a run down housing project.

How great would it be to have "The Block that Rap built"?

You have the power and the money to make a difference in your community. DO SOMETHING!

I would guess that your entourage is black but your lawyers are white, your accoutant is white, you buy your cars and homes from white folks.

I bet the MONEY YOU ARE MAKING OFF OF BLACK FOLKS YOU PUT IN THE POCKETS OF WHITE FOLKS. So labeling other blacks as "white" is stupid.

How much money did you send to Africa let alone the ghettos of America.

WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE??

Maybe if you looked like you were doing more than lining your pockets, Oprah would want to give you the time of day. Until then, shut the f*** up.

I am sick and tired of rich thugged-out rappers crying like little bitches about what THEY ARE DUE. Go cry in your bag of money, bitch.

2846 days ago
72.

Tommie    

THOSE RAPPERS ARE JUST MAD BECAUSE OPRAH WON'T HAVE THEM ON HER SHOW. IT'S JUST THAT SIMPLE. OPRAH IS AN INTELLIGENT, SMART AND CLASSY LADY AND SHE LIKES TO REPRESENT A PART OF THE WORLD'S SOLUTIONS, NOT A PART OF THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS. WHAT SHOW WITH ANY CLASS WOULD WANT THEM RAPPERS ON THEIR SHOW, WITH THEIR NEGATIVE IMAGES AND BAD LYRICS. I DON'T BLAME HER ONE BIT. CLASS PLUS TRASH JUST DON'T GO TOGETHER. THOSE RAPPERS CAN GET PISSED OFF ALL THEY WANT TO, BUT OPRAH KNOWS WHEN TO DRAW THE LINE.

THEY NEED TO GIVE JERRY SPRINGER A CALL. HE WILL PROBABLY BE GLAD TO HAVE THEM ON HIS SHOW!

2846 days ago
73.

ss    

Hey 50. While I respect your abilty to capitalize on a market and a talant, you have to look at the world around you. Your music tends to be a bit violent and it does not lift young people to be thier best. You glamorize a terrible existance in ghetto life. Given the chance anyone of any color would want to move up like Oprah. She busted but and never quit, something young men and women could use to learn. Not to have you or any other rappers on her show is a choise not to bring anymore glamor to drugs or violence as your records do. So maybe as a guy with an abilty to make money and bring himself up, learn from a BILLIONAIRE women. She is leaving the place better than when she arrived....are you?

2846 days ago
74.

Puh der Baer    

F**k you, 50-IQ. Why does a black woman have to make it her mission to hang with other blacks, rather than just with "people"....people who fascinate her and enjoy each other's company, and somebody she can have intelligent conversation? Why would she want to talk you you....maybe she's interested in more than a monosyllabic dialogue that doesn't consist of how many times you've been shot (not enough) and how much dope you've sold?????
You had a Lamborghini, and couldn't be bothered to even get it insured!!! What a typical, ghetto statement that was.

2846 days ago
75.

Puh der Baer    

F**k you, 50-IQ. Why does a black woman have to make it her mission to hang with other blacks, rather than just with "people"....people who fascinate her and enjoy each other's company, and somebody she can have intelligent conversation? Why would she want to talk you you....maybe she's interested in more than a monosyllabic dialogue that doesn't consist of how many times you've been shot (not enough) and how much dope you've sold?????
You had a Lamborghini, and couldn't be bothered to even get it insured!!! What a typical, ghetto statement that was.

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