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Oprah Confronts 50 Cent

Why'd You Name

Your Dog Oprah?

6/12/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Oprah Winfrey
isn't stupid ... she knows 50 Cent named his dog 'Oprah' to diss the talk show queen after a recent feud ... and when the two sat down together, she totally called him out on it.

"I heard you have a dog named Oprah ... that was not a compliment," she said to the rapper.

Fiddy sheepishly replied, "I love you ... you know how they say a dog is a man's best friend?"

During the confrontation, part of Oprah's new show, "Next Chapter," ... 50 explained how he felt Oprah's famous campaign against the N-word and degradation of women in hip hop felt like a personal attack.

"I would see moments where you would discuss your feelings on the culture, and everything that was wrong with the culture was on my CD ... and I was like, 'She doesn't like me.' "

So why name the dog Oprah? 50 told her O-ness, "At the time, I was just looking at the situation and I saw I was developing negative feelings for someone who doesn't even know me."

50 said he also got a cat ... and named it Gayle.

But now, the hatchet appears to be buried ... and 50 even told Oprah he pampers the hell out of the animals ... even hiring a babysitter to take care of them while he's out of town.

Beef squashed.

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SURFCOWBOY    

I hope the dog and cat are black or else it kinda doesnt work.

829 days ago
17.

Proud2bBlack    

This is desperation on Oprah's part to revive her failing empire. She would have never in a million years had 50 on her talk show if her rating were still through the roof. I'm not liking what I see here on your part Oprah. You are showing that you will use your own people to get your ratings. Disgusted with you. Why don't you just bow out gracefully, you've earned enough accolades. Move over for the next history making Talk Show Queen, whomever that may be.

829 days ago
18.

bunny    

Awkward.

829 days ago
19.

kitnplayn    

Dat becuz fiddy dont know no bettah how to come up wit a clever idea. Hey fiddy, now that you got some munny, why don't you go git some edjacation.

829 days ago
20.

Cricket    

I'm no Oprah fan, but she's right about that antiquated word. However, I think she will do anything to get people to watch this ridiculous network of hers. Your time is done Oprah, please move on, outside of the television industry. P.S. That goes for movies too.

829 days ago
21.

northern gypsy    

i watched the interview and enjoyed it...having said that...i have to agree with comments regarding her popularity... imo...its now a matter of ego that her "own" network succeeds...it will be her emotional and financial ruin !!!

829 days ago
22.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Maybe she can have ME on her show and I can explain why we called our family Hogg Oprah... just ring me up Orc since ya got nothing to since Mooshelle the Mooch kicked you to the curb after her husband's great work has tanked your career!!! LOLOL serves her right for selling out her fans for race.

829 days ago
23.

DaveT    

You gotta love the whole scenario....."Oprah! How many times have I told you not to piss on the rug!"

829 days ago
24.

Kelly    

Because the name "Obese Pig" was already taken.

829 days ago
25.

Faye    

Oh please. Oprah, you are just way too full of yourself. Who cares what he named his dog?

829 days ago
26.

feelicks    

oprah is soooo desperate she is putting on her show all the people that the world cant stand. time to block her channel....

828 days ago
27.

parlayer    

Get Obozo to "Preditor Drone" the guy, Opro

828 days ago
28.

Katmc.    

I love 50.

828 days ago
29.

dskowulf    

His answer was cz they look alike. Oprah looks like a pug dog

828 days ago
30.

monique    

the most conceited person ever, she loves her name on ANYTHING including the dog (why do you think she even brought it up) ((she could have easily asked off camera))

828 days ago
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