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Although they broke up and moved on with other people, we just can’t seem to get over these high-profile celebrity relationships that we thought were a match made in heaven. Here are 15 celebrity couples that we wish could have stood the test of time.
Kanye and Alexis
Before there was Kanye West and Kim Kardashian or even Kanye and Amber Rose, there was Kanye and Alexis. The Chicago rapper/producer met Alexis Phifer back in 2002 and the cute couple dated on and off for four years before West finally popped the question. After an 18-month whirlwind engagement the two went their separate ways citing his hectic touring schedule as the cause. West dated then-unknown model Amber Rose before settling down with the reality show superstar who is now pregnant with their first child.
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Jay Z is busy making headlines for his transition from rapper to sports manager. And he’s not the only one making career decisions that make folks scratch their heads. These celebrities are making hard lefts and abandoning their god given talent for…other things.
Does singing love songs in the 90s make you qualified to give love advice in 2013? Apparently Keith thinks so. The R&B crooner is launching a new dating website called True Love Meets. Apparently it has the real answer to the question “who can love you like me?”
When artists have beef with each other, the easiest way to let the other person know what’s up is to put it in a song. Many of the rappers and singers who made this list have been known to cause controversy and have no problem speaking their mind. Let’s take a look at some of the most memorable and funny beefs in hip hop.
You Can Always Say “No Comment”: Ciara Speaks To Hot 97 About Her Ongoing Issues With Rihanna (Again) And Why Beyoncé’s A Beast
I can’t imagine being a celebrity, doing an interview and constantly being asked about somebody else. Kelly Rowland has done a pretty good job at keeping the smiles going and keeping it positive while people spend half of her interviews asking about Beyoncé or Blue Ivy, but for Ciara, people want to know about her drama. And she seems to have no problem answering any and all questions about it, when it might be best not to.
Sitting down with Cipha Sounds, K. Foxx, Rosenberg, and Ebro at Hot 97, we assume to do promo for her album Ciara being released this summer, the singer opened up about everything from why she’s being so public with her relationship with Future, to what the deal is with her beef with Rihanna, and why she loves her some Beyoncé.
When asked why she is being so forward in public with her feelings about rapper Future (the couple already has tattoos for each other), especially after claiming to be private about her love life (but what about Bow Wow and 50 Cent??), she said it’s because she’s ready to:
“I felt comfortable in this situation. I feel like you have to be comfortable because when you do step outside, you put yourself in a situation for everyone to have an opinion.”
As for what the deal is with going back and forth with Rihanna:
“I don’t have no beef…it is what it is. I don’t know what she’s on. Whatever she’s on, she can have it. I’m so cool, I’m so in my zone right now. It’s not that many of us doing what we do. It shouldn’t be anything but love. I feel like all of us and what we do is different anyway, so I couldn’t understand what the need to create drama would be, but I wish her well.”
And why despite the drama she’s had with some R&B divas in the past, she rides with Beyoncé:
“I think everybody can coexist. I have a lot of respect for Beyoncé. I think she’s just an amazing performer. She’s a beast. She’s worked hard to be where she is right now and she deserves all the respect.”
Watch the full interview and her thoughts on women in R&B coexisting, her man Future, and why she doesn’t want to waste time with any Ri Ri drama anymore on the next page.
We already know it’s hard for women to make it in a man’s world on merit alone, and if anyone knows that for sure it’s Kim Osorio. The Editor-in-Chief of “The Source” and star of VH1′s latest reality TV show, “The Gossip game,” has been haunted by rumors that she mixed a lot of business and pleasure in order to get her coveted spot at the top of the masthead and that a suspect relationship with 50 Cent is where it all began.
MN decided to go straight to the source (pun intended) and see just how this hip-hop journalism staple made her way to the top of the gossip game. Check out what she had to say.
A new Forbes list puts Diddy on top of a list of the wealthiest artists in hip-hop with an estimated wealth of $580 million. Most of his money comes from his Ciroc deal rather than music and, Forbes says, the vodka is riding a wave of popularity that would significantly add to Diddy’s wealth if Diageo ever sold the brand.
Coming in second is Jay-Z with $475 million and Dr. Dre is in third with $350 million. Perhaps the biggest surprise (to me, at least) is Birdman at number four, but it totally makes sense. His $150 million fortune comes from Cash Money/Young Money, which has artists like Nicki Minaj and Drake signed to it. And rounding out the five is 50 Cent.
According to Entertainment Weekly, all five of these artists were on this list last year, in this order. But all of them have more money this year, most significantly Dr. Dre who has $90 million more to kick around this year.
Rapper Accused Of Attempting To Sacrifice Friend In Hopes of Joining The Illuminati And Becoming A Star
A two-day trial slated to begin in June was scheduled by a Henrico County judge last Thursday for an aspiring Virginia rapper by the name of Wafeeq Sabir El-Amin,27, who is accused of shooting his friend, reports the Richmond Times Dispatch. What really perplexed investigators was the alleged motive behind the violent act. According to prosecutors, El-Amin believed that murdering his friend would grant him membership into the Illuminati and ultimately hip hop stardom.
“You are my sacrifice,” are the words that El-Amin is alleged to have said to his friend before firing a shot towards his head. The search warrant revealed that the victim woke up to see El-Amin standing over him with the gun. Things didn’t exactly go as the defendant may have hoped, though. According to reports, the bullet struck El-Amin’s friend in his hand, but he was able wrangle the gun from his attacker, shooting him in the stomach before fleeing.
Drugs are said to have played a role in the incident. Police say that El-Amin had used so much marijuana, that when detectives questioned him about the December 26th incident, he could barely remember anything that happened the entire month in which the alleged attack occurred. Deputy Commonwealth Attorney, Thomas L. Johnson revealed that in addition to recovering a pound of marijuana from El-Amin’s home, detectives also found a book that discusses the role that the Illuminati plays in the hip hop industry. Johnson also suggests that El-Amin was obsessed with the career of 50 cent and that during this trial, he plans on exploring hip hop culture and the widespread belief that the secret society has a hand in the success of certain performers. Prior to this particular incident, the defendant has no criminal record.
El-Amin was denied bond. His trial is set to begin June 26th.
This is pure insanity. People have got to get a grip.
Given the many, many celebrities who’ve dropped out of high school, it’s obvious that one doesn’t need a diploma to make it in showbiz. Still, we thought we’d take a closer look at 15 of these stars – some of whom were actually gifted, others who’ve since gotten their GED’s, and others who are probably just relieved their occupations don’t call for much education. Click on to find out which stars made the list!
Drake has been very open and honest about his education – or lack of it, we should probably say. The YMCMB rapper dropped out of school at 15-years old, but recommitted himself to his studies, proudly earning his GED in 2012.
Full-time sap and part-time rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson awkwardly decided he was going to play Georgie Porgie and steal a kiss from blonde Fox News reporter, Erin Andrews, and got rejected live on television.
“But nothing truly compares to that 50 Cent instructional video on how to not approach a woman and kiss her. He’s like the Tom Emanski of never getting a second date. As someone who has been on Team Cheek Kiss since 2007, I’m well aware of the possibility for awkwardness, but I also have a firm grasp of when, to whom, where, and for how long. Curtis Jackson has no idea what he’s doing out there. Or, on the surface, it seems as if he doesn’t. You know, just an amateur flirtatious move by a man nervously out of his element.”
The awkward exchange occurred in the pit at the Daytona 500. In the video, which is about a minute long, you can see an eager Jackson make a beeline straight for Andrews, who is in the midst of doing a live shot, and tried to plant one on her. It’s not clear if Fiddy was trying for the lips but Andrews definitely tried to dodge his kiss and ended up giving him the cheek instead. After which, Andrews promptly excused herself from his presence and continued her hunt for Danica Patrick. Not knowing when to take a hint, Jackson began to follow Andrews through pit road like a tattered stray cat, who you – against your better judgment – petted and is now going to follow you down the block. If that is not bad enough, Grantland also offers up another instance, by way of a clip from Saturday Night Live, where the “Candy Shop” rapper clumsily plants five kisses on the cheek, hair and forehead of Academy Award winning actress Hilary Swank. I swear this dude thinks he is being cute but little does Jackson know that he and his antics are like one angry white woman away from calamity. Not that black woman don’t understand or institute boundaries but rather the stated boundaries are likely to be respected and taken more seriously when they happen to be drawn by the request of fairer skinned women. But enough about Jackson and his burgeoning white woman problems let’s talk about how disgusting it is to find out that he is on #TeamCheek-kissing.
Me personally, I hate getting kissed by strangers. I know that cheek-kissing is very popular way to greet someone within the bourgeois and aspirational class alike. And most people will engage in the air-kissing, which, while very got-damn pretentious, is pretty much harmless. However there are risk-takers among us; the ones who don’t care about bacteria, viruses, the transfer of bodily fluids and overall personal space. These are the folks that freak me out. And every time I feel their wet lips against my cheek, I feel not only awkward but also profoundly repulsed.
Worse is when the cheek-kiss is expected to be reciprocated. As in the time I was at a community event and ran into a local mover and shaker, whom had been absent from community work for a while. For the purpose of this story, let’s call her Regine. Now Regine was really into politics but up until recently had never won an election. The word around the neighborhood was that while this woman was generally thought of as a smart cookie, folks were turned off by what they felt was a phoney personality. Admittedly, I had always pegged her as a bit bougie but always thought of her as a decent person too. Therefore, when I saw Regine standing alone, and looking rather pitiful and lonely, at one side of the room, I decided I would be a fellow decent human-being and go say hello. Well, my greeting must have made quite an impression because before I could inquire about her missing whereabouts, she had grabbed me by the face, leaned in and planted her lips on both my cheeks. Yes, Regine hit me with the double cheek-kiss. She even made the “mwah” sound with each kiss. Well, that’s what I get for being a decent human being. In fact, I’m convinced that my cheeks must be made out of that same memory foam we see in those beds they sell in those late-night infomercials because to this day, I can still feel the wet spot, from where her lips made contact. If that wasn’t bad enough, she had the nerve to lean in again, this time putting her cheeks near my lips. My entire body went stiff and tensed. Did she expect me to kiss her back? I thought of every non-rude way I could get out of this situation but none could be found. I was cursing internally myself for even bothering to say hello to her bougie behind. The pause was growing heavier by the second and it was time for me to act. Without any recourse, I leaned in and returned the gesture – on both cheeks. Then I quickly excused myself from her presence, feeling violated and vowing to never vote for this smooch-demanding heifer ever again.
Nowadays, I am a bit more savvy. When a person extends their cheek, I usually start a random conversation about the weather or the last episode of “Scandal.” The random jabbering in their ear provides enough of a diversion to get me out of having to reciprocate a cheek-kiss. However, I have yet to perfect a way to gently tell people to keep their lips to themselves without looking high-strung and emotionally retarded. Then again, considering that cheek-kissing seems to be growing in popularity, maybe it is my own hang-up about strange people, whom I don’t have an intimate relationship with, putting any part of their bodies on mine? But while I have worked through my issues with hugs and the occasional arm or back rub (I still flinch out of instinct when strange folks touch me though), I still want to Steven Segal-karate chop the heck out of anyone, who feels inclined to cross the thresholds of familiarity and kiss me – even if it is on the cheek, forehead or the back of the hand. And if that makes me a bad person, well I don’t want to be right. I don’t care if it is Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. I don’t care about history and what other folks may do in their culture. I don’t even care if diplomatic relations depended on it; we will all be going to nuclear heaven if it means me having to put my lips on a strange person’s face again. So consider yourself warned.
Tashera Simmons Asks Why Rappers Can Talk About How Many Times They’ve Been Shot Up But Women Can’t Tell Their Stories On TV
Tashera Simmons is totally crushed that new reality show, “Starter Wives” was canceled after just a few weeks on air. And some say she could be pinning the cancellation on 50 Cent.
Shortly after TLC announced its decision to only air the show online, 50 took to Twitter to take the credit for the move.
Last week he called the show “trash” and jokingly bid good luck to the cast members, hoping everyone would eventually find work.
He then followed up by saying the ladies on the show are just “angry ex girls.”
Tashera then responded to the announcement, expressing her disappointment that the show has ended so soon.
Read her statement on EurWeb.com.