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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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76.

stella sherman    

Has anyone noticed that Oprah couldnt care less and pays no attention to some dirt bag complaining about her? get a life. You're not famous enough to be in her league buddy or rich enought for that matter. when you have something nice and educational to sing about than MAYBE and I mean MAYBE she'll invite you to her show.When was the last time you've ever done anything nice for someone else besides you yourself and yourself? Stop complaining like a baby it does nothing for the street life you've been preaching you come from. By the way FIFTY CENT or whatever your name is Oprah can talk and walk it, what about you? As for me I am a proud member of the Human race a female member of the human race.

2863 days ago
77.

J.C.    

MANY OF THE COMMENTS (like #10,ect.) ON THE HARM RAPPERS DID & STILL DO ARE ON TARGET. Please considered the facts if white teenagers stopped
buying rap CDs-----rap music would be confined to small intercity or urban sections & not make that much money--PERIOD. COMMENTS like #61,64, & 68
are on target & GOES RIGHT TO THE HEART/SOUL of the real issues why
rap & Oprah can not bond or share a peaceful/supportive stage. STAY STRONG
OPRAH FOR YOU DO NOT STAND ALONE. There are decent people that will
not let rap/hip hop culture dictate,bully or harass us into accepting their twisted
version of how society , communities or the world should be (pimps,hoes & gangsters). By the way I'm a black woman from philly. I am sick of them pushing themselves on us, for example: the word hoe is used instead of whore, women are constantly called bitches or hoes (how many of you have find youselves using hip hop language instead of regular english?), etc. KEEP in mind many rappers have been to jail (drug dealers,robbers,killers,gangsters,etc.) and have adopted a prison or muslim doctrine / philosophy towards woman & the world. When you mix these elements together-----you do the math.

2863 days ago
78.

J.C.    

MANY OF THE COMMENTS (like #10,ect.) ON THE HARM RAPPERS DID & STILL DO ARE ON TARGET. Please considered the facts if white teenagers stopped
buying rap CDs-----rap music would be confined to small intercity or urban sections & not make that much money--PERIOD. COMMENTS like #61,64, & 68
are on target & GOES RIGHT TO THE HEART/SOUL of the real issues why
rap & Oprah can not bond or share a peaceful/supportive stage. STAY STRONG
OPRAH FOR YOU DO NOT STAND ALONE. There are decent people that will
not let rap/hip hop culture dictate,bully or harass us into accepting their twisted
version of how society , communities or the world should be (pimps,hoes & gangsters). By the way I'm a black woman from philly. I am sick of them pushing themselves on us, for example: the word hoe is used instead of whore, women are constantly called bitches or hoes (how many of you have find youselves using hip hop language instead of regular english?), etc. KEEP in mind many rappers have been to jail (drug dealers,robbers,killers,gangsters,etc.) and have adopted a prison or muslim doctrine / philosophy towards woman & the world. When you mix these elements together-----you do the math.

2863 days ago
79.

Mel    

She's got everyone fooled! She knows where the money is... thus has bored-role model seeking-white suburban housewives- with more money than minds of their own- and lacking fulfillment in their adult lives... worshiping and hanging on her every word. She takes their money and helps African and African Americans. She's smart!

2863 days ago
80.

estee    

If I am not mistaken I thought it was Ludacris and Ice Cube who were upset because when Crash and Barber Shop were being promoted she invited all the cast but them. Question: Why are these rappers dying to be on her show anyway if she only caters to middle age white women? Do you really think that by being on Oprah's show that white middle american women are going to let their daughters date t the hug from across the tracks? WTF. Oprah can put whomever she wants on her show. I give her credit for not allow rap/hip/hop industry to filter into her show as it has filtered into everything else in our lives. Good for Oprah standing her ground and not giving into 50 cent and these other so call rappers who's only purpose to gain fame and fortune by degrading women, pushing drugs, and glamorizing the gang life style.

2863 days ago
81.

ali    

see, it's ALWAYS ok for black BITCHES to be racist while they claim white people are!! haha Pathetic and Uneducated. YEP! I said it!

2863 days ago
82.

Chloe    

How about 50 shut the f**k up until he has a billion dollars in the bank? Oh, that's right... he's too busy buying SPINNING JEWELERY & TIGHT TANK TOPS!

2863 days ago
83.

J.D.    

Does anyone else think it's f-ed up that all these websites are using the term "Oreo," when in fact that term is very derogatory and 50 Cent never uses that term?

It's like these white writers have used 50 Cent's comments to unleash their inner racist and sling around this insult like it's all good. And then you criticize Michael Richards. Look yourselves in the mirror.

2863 days ago
84.

Berneice    

I agree with fifty cent. In so much that Okra caters so much with her FRIENDS and with white women. Who cares Ms. O...You need to humble yourself and stop talking about who your friends are and what you like...I'm glad that you give to charity...but if I were you I would get brave and become more political and less popular opinionish....EECCH

2863 days ago
85.

sean    

uh, didn't julia roberts already break the 20M for a film barrier? nicole's got some catchin' up to do.

2863 days ago
86.

Tommie    

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT ANYONE HAS TO SAY ABOUT OPRAH OR WHAT THOSE RAPPERS ARE SAYING ABOUT OPRAH. SHE IS A STRONG MINDED WOMAN AND SHE WILL NOT GIVE IN TO THOSE RAPPERS. HER ENTIRE MOTUS OPERANDUS IS FOR THE BETTERMENT OF MANKIND. SHE IS NOT GOING TO PUT SOME NO TALENTED THUGGISH RAPPERS THAT THE ONLY THING THEY ARE GOOD FOR IS BLINGING, DEGRADING WOMEN, PROFANITY AND THINKING THEY ARE THE "MAC DADDY". THEY ARE BAD ROLE MODELS FOR THESE KIDS. THAT'S WHY THERE ARE SOO MANY KIDS GETTING ON THE WRONG TRACKS, BECAUSE THEY ARE TRYING TO EMULATE THOSE RAPPERS. THEY HAVE BEEN FORCED INTO OUR LIVES ENOUGH AND IT TAKES SOMEONE LIKE OPRAH TO SAY "OH NO,NOT ON MY SHOW". THEY SHOULD GET THE MESSAGE FROM THIS.

AND YES, MAYBE OPRAH DOES CATER TO WHITE WOMEN A LITTLE MORE, BUT COME ON NOW, WHO DO YOU THINK IS LINING HER POCKETS AND HOW DO YOU THINK SHE BECAME A "BILLIONAIRE". SHE IS SMART AND SHE KNOWS HOW TO PLAY THE GAME, AND IT DOESN'T TAKE AWAY THE FACT THAT SHE IS PROUD TO BE A BLACK WOMAN. I PROBABLY WOULD EAT A LITTLE CHEESE TOO IF THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE IT TO THE TOP LIKE SHE HAS.

2863 days ago
87.

Hello Kitty    

He just made himself look like a stupid ass for saying something so stupid.

She has never been the type to have a negative rapper on her show.

Its so sad that because she has manners and seems like a very nice woman that she is "acting white".

I think somone is just trying to blame Oprah for his film not doing as well as he thought it would.

2862 days ago
88.

justsayin    

So, let's see........Oprah hasn't done prison time, been shot and stabbed, been run-off stage by chair-throwing crowd......yeah, Fifty is the one we all need to listen to!

How serious do you think all those middle-class white gangsta wannabees take you Curtis James Jackson III (that name sounds pretty white to me Fifty) when you're living in Mike Tyson's former mansion in Connecticut? Talk about the street cred. In a couple years they will be done with you, and you'll just be a whacked-out rapper version of Michael Jackson.

Guess you're just getting a little too old to take on the real thugs, so you need to go after middle-age women....you da man, fiddy!

2862 days ago
89.

denise    

Oreos!! i havent had those for years!! I am hungry now!!

2862 days ago
90.

ddsharper    

50 cents is an uneducated, vile, low class hood who brings the entire human race down. He is being paid for being a thug and for destroying black minds. He's a weapon of the elite media ensuring class divisions. Many good posts already sums up the basic sentiments of this guy vs. Oprah BUT I blame the publication for giving such a loser a forum to attack the woman. Who in the hell is he to criticize someone who has changed more lives and given more hope to people around the world than any other person on the planet? This brotha is a crab in the barrel and will be forgotten when history lays out its verdicts. There are people who edify and people who bring down. Which one is 50 cents? He sickens me.

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