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Taraji Checks 50 Cent For Trying To Clown Vivica Fox And “Empire”

September 6th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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If you know anything about 50 Cent’s social media presence, you know that basically, he’s a troll. He uses his platform to clown other celebrities, make jokes about his financial status, promote Effen Vodka and his hit television show “Power.”

In promotion of “Power,” he’s been on a crusade against “Empire.” And now that his ex girlfriend, Vivica Fox is going to be guest starring in the show, he’s geared up again with the unnecessary attacks. Today, he posted this one.

Taraji, who has had a little back and forth with 50 Cent before in his dissing of Empire, came to Vivica’s defense this time around.

In an Instagram post, captured by The Shade Room—before she deleted it, Taraji wrote:

Oop! #TarajiPHenson made a #PostAndDelete about #50Cent’s post referring to #VivicaAFox. View earlier posts

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We’re glad someone said it. 50’s been acting too crazy for too long.

“She Got A $19.99 Hair Rinse” Aisha Tyler Bashes Vivica Fox, In Defense Of 50 Cent

November 10th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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This past Sunday Vivica Fox fired the shot heard round the world when she insinuated that 50 Cent might be gay. Y’all know the story. Andy Cohen mentioned 50 Cent’s comments about “Empire” losing ratings because of all the “gay stuff.”

And since Vivica famously dated the rapper, he asked her what she thought about all of it. And that’s when she launched into her “pot calling the kettle black” speech where she referenced his “suspect” XXL cover .

Then 50 Cent, who is known for trolling went in on Ms. Fox, all night long.

Personally, I don’t have a dog in this fight. Vivica did too much and 50 Cent is generally vile. His initial comments about the show were homophobic and cruel and so are the ways in which he consistently represents himself. I have nothing for him but I also knew Vivica Fox wasn’t going to emerge victorious from this battle.

Still, Aisha Tyler, of “The Talk” had a very interesting take on the whole situation. She pointed her finger at Fox, solely.

She started with a few jabs of her own talking about Fox’s plastic surgery and hair color that evening.

“I would like to point out, if you look at Vivica, she clearly went to the swap meet and got the Sharon Osbourne. And she doesn’t hold a candle. She did get the 19.99 hair rinse.”

Sara Gilbert took a more logical, equal-blame-for-both-parties approach.

“If 50 Cent would have said, ‘Oh, that season didn’t do well because there were too many Black people on it.’ or Vivica said ‘Oh, I think that person is secretly Black and they’re not admitting it.’ We’re taking this and using “gay” as a way to slam people and I think that’s not ok.”

Then Aisha came in with a more thoughtful response:

“It shouldn’t matter. It doesn’t matter but if he was gay and he was struggling with his sexuality, the last person that should come out and rip him in public is somebody that was in a relationship with him. I just feel like you shouldn’t kiss and tell if you’re a dude or if you’re a woman. It’s classless.”

I’m with Sara Gilbert on this one. 50 Cent was wrong and so was Vivica Fox. Though I’m sure she was trying to pinpoint his hypocrisy, her comments were also anti-gay. It was very clear that she made the claim as a way to shame 50 in the very homophobic Hip Hop community.

I just don’t know how 50 Cent is getting off scott-free in this instance. As Charing Ball pointed out yesterday, this is not the first (and likely won’t  be the last time) 50 Cent spoke out against the LGBT community. And let’s be honest, for the past 15 years, he’s had a bigger, more powerful platform than Vivica Fox. If you ask me, his comments and ridiculous crusade against “Empire” are more childish and more mean-spirited than Vivica’s. And though I don’t know too much about Aisha Tyler, I’m shocked she couldn’t see this.

Vivica never kissed and told. 50 Cent is the one that told the internets she licked his a**hole. But she’s the one being called classless. I’m confused.

Surprisingly enough, when 50 Cent said “Empire” was floundering because of too much “gay stuff” no one batted an eye. Because that type of sentiment is excused from men. But when Vivica suggested that he too might be gay, and thus a hypocrite, Aisha starts slinging mud, unnecessarily talking about her facial work and hair color.

Why are you mad sis?

And on a side note, Vivica looked great that night.

Everybody just needs to stop and press the reset button.

At the end of the day, just the way both of 50 and Vivica’s wrongs didn’t make a right, neither did Aisha, coming in adding a third.

You can listen to the ladies’ remarks about the incident in the video below.

Why Vivica Fox Was Right And Wrong To Call 50 Cent Out

November 9th, 2015 - By Charing Ball
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If you haven’t heard, Vivica A. Fox and 50 Cent were involved in a full-fledge cat fight this early morning.

I am not going to bore you with too many of the details as I am sure that most of you all already got caught up on the facts while having your morning breakfast sandwiches and McFrappuccinos.

But just to summarize for those who will still complain about not knowing what happened: it involved Andy “Shifty Eyes” Cohen and as usual, he was being messy.

On last night’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live,” Cohen asked Fox what she thought about recent comments made by 50 in which he blamed the Empire’s ratings dip on “gay stuff.” First Fox said, “Pot calling the kettle black, is all I’m saying.”

But Cohen was like, nah-uh Barbie-face. You got to give us more! Tell us, what are you insinuating?

Despite her earlier proclamation to not say anything more, Fox took the bait and brought up the 50 Cent and Soulja Boy XXL magazine cover from 2010, which many people on the Internet had pegged as “suspect.” While she clarified that she didn’t think he was gay, she added that there is something “not quite clear” about him.

She also said of the XXL cover: “he just looked like a booty snatcher to me.”

And now 50 Cent is roasting her on Instagram…

There is no doubt that Fox hates 50. And she probably hates him because she was so in love with him, even though it went against her better judgement.

Many of us have been there. For whatever reason, she decided to see the good in him, to look past his obvious trollish ways and get to know the poor misunderstood, broken-winged bird underneath. That’s not really him. He just needs love and hugs. He just needs a job. He just needs support. He just needs a good home cooked meal. I can help him, is what we all tell ourselves.

But then we sober up. And we realize that he is everything that he has presented himself to be.

Now we’re pissed.

Don’t get it twisted: we will move on. We will meet new men and experience new bulls**t. But from now until the end of all eternity, we will also hold a special place of contempt and grief in our hearts for the one we knew damn well we had no business being with in the first place.

It’s like the horror film, The Babadook.

Basically, 50 Cent is Fox’s locked-away monster, eating worms and dirt in her emotional basement.

All of this to say that Fox was certainly silly for starting things with him. For one, addressing 50’s homo-antagonism with more homo-antagonism doesn’t address the original offense. She could have responded to Cohen’s original question with a simple “he’s insecure,” and everybody would have been like, “yeah I can see that.” A more thoughtful response could have spared all humiliation she is receiving now.

But then again, this is 50 Cent we are talking about here. And we know that 50 Cent lives to respond to people regardless of how big or small the infraction – with exception of Chelsea Handler of course.

In some ways, who can blame Fox for attempting to payback? Heck, who could blame anybody?

Let’s review the facts here: 50 Cent is a bully.

Just a couple of days prior to Fox’s haphazard call-out, he was body shaming Rick Ross. Sure, some folks will say that Ross started it. After all, Ross was the first to take a shot at the How to Rob rapper on his Mafia Music track. But that incident happened back in 2008 when President Obama had jet-black hair. Folks change. People move on. And President Obama is rocking the salt and pepper fade.

Now that we are coming up on a new presidential cycle, 50 still ain’t over it. He is still stuck emotionally in the same place he was back in 2008 (heck, some might argue that he is emotionally stuck in a moment in time further back then 2008). I guess Ross is 50 Cent’s Babadook…

Still, 50 Cent’s got a lot of monsters locked away in his basement.

Like Shaniqua Tompkins, the mother of his estranged son. Not only had she accused him of domestic abuse, but she was also forced out of the home he bought her after a mysterious fire. And then there was Young Buck who 50 Cent “exposed” on the Internet for violating the man code by crying to him on an answering machine about being kicked out of G-Unit. And then there is Lastonia Leviston who is the mother of Rick Ross’ child. 50 Cent was ordered to pay $5 million to her after he maliciously released her sex tape, without permission, as retaliation for the beef with Ross that started almost two presidential cycles ago. And then there is laundry list of other rappers which would take up too much column space explaining just how vicious he has been over his lifetime.

It seems that 50 Cent got a problem with everyone – with exception of Chelsea Handler. And worse, his “problems” with everyone seem to last well past the expiration dates of relevancy.

He even has a problem with “the gays.” And according to MTV News in a 2004 interview with Playboy Magazine, 50 Cent said:

“I ain’t into f—-ts,” 50 says in an interview in the April issue of Playboy… “I don’t like gay people around me, because I’m not comfortable with what their thoughts are. I’m not prejudiced. I just don’t go with gay people and kick it — we don’t have that much in common. I’d rather hang out with a straight dude. But women who like women, that’s cool.”

Of course, he would later go on and become a champion of gay marriage, but he still continues to engage in the same homo-antagonism of other rappers, and television shows, and gay people (while he came out for gay rights, he also said that there should be an organization created to protect straight men from gay men touching their “buns” in elevators), that makes me think that he hasn’t changed one bit.

I know there will be some who will say that I am defending Fox because she is a woman. But I assure you, there is no double standard. If anything, 50 cent is the standard. He is able to exist and profit because he is in an entire industry that thrives off of homophobia and misogyny. He can harass people to the point of new lows. He can call people out of their names. He can blackmail and blackball people. And he can even threaten physical harm to people. And he is able to do all of this because we live in a culture that does not check our bullies.

But the moment someone serves the bully with a bit of his own medicine, some folks want to shame Fox and look to 50 some sort of victim. Or worse, a champion.

Nope. While I think Fox was silly and woefully outgunned for such a task, 50 Cent gets no sympathy, or applause, from me.  In the words of Bart Simpson, at least she tried…

 

 

Someone Really Should Have Warned Vivica That Coming For 50 Cent Was A Terrible Idea

November 9th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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The last time I checked, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Vivica A. Fox were on good—or at the very least decent—terms. Things were bad for a little while after their short-lived relationship concluded around 2003, but they made amends and Fox even appeared in the rapper’s “Do You Think About Me?” music video six years later.

Just last February, the actress told Meredith Vieira that despite their horrible breakup, Jackson was “the love of her life,” adding that she “loved him very, very much and I always will.” Less than one month later, Jackson responded to her comments, and despite failing to reciprocate those feelings, he seemed to handle the situation as delicately as one could expect him to.

“I saw that after. I was like WOW, that she would even say that at this point. It was a lot of confusion. At that point, I was real green. We at 2003, the release of Get Rich or Die Tryin’, largest debuting hip-hop album, and I’m sitting there like, ‘huh?’ We went out once before the [MTV Video Music] award show. I didn’t know the award show was going to publicly marry us,” he told Angie Martinez in March. “She knew better than I did what was going to happen, so when the train is taking off without you, you kind of feel really uncomfortable, and you don’t get to that point where you get to feel the way that the public is perceiving it. But women are more advanced than men emotionally.”

No harm, no foul, right? However, it appears that something may have gone down between these famous exes behind the scenes because Auntie Viv boldly insinuated that her ex might be into men during Sunday evening’s taping of “Watch What Happens Live.”

As you can see, she clearly meant for the gay comments to be some kind of jab at Jackson. It’s unclear why she chose to go this route, but what is clear is that it was a terrible idea. For one, trash talking your exes is almost always more reflective of you (and where your head is at) than it is them. Simply put, feeling the need to dog your ex 12 years after the fact makes it look like you’re not over it. It just gives them way too much power and confirms that they’re still living rent free in your mind. Just no, sis. Secondly, 50 is the ultimate troll and well, I don’t really know anyone in their right minds who would want to go at it with him. I imagine that getting into a feud of this nature with Jackson would get tiresome rather quickly because he knows no limits. Just, why?

As you probably guessed, Jackson wasted no time going after Fox and the slander against the actress will likely carry on well into the week.

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Viv has since responded to 50’s post, telling followers that she found them to be funny. However, it appears that we can expect her to make some posts of her own in the future, as she insists that she has “some stories in my vault” as well.

Tea was definitely spilt last night 😩 #50Cent #VivicaFox #ClapBackSeason

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Vivica Fox Joins “Empire” As Cookie’s Oldest Sister

September 10th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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The “Empire” season premiere is less than two weeks away, and we’re still hearing about actors and actresses being added to the long list of celebrities making guest appearances this season.

The latest addition to the musical drama is actress-turned-reality-star, Vivica Fox. The 51-year-old delivered the announcement to fans on Instagram Wednesday, noting that she will be playing Cookie Lyon’s oldest sister. She joins Tasha Smith, who made her series debut as Cookie’s middle sister, Carol, last season.

“OK!! Yall ready?? YES it’s true!! I will be playing Cookie’s older sister on #Empire!! Boom!! Thankx so much @theoriginalbigdaddy @tarajiphenson @Tasha4RealSmith 4 this amazing opportunity! Thankx @Shariceomari 4 the lovely portrait! #LifeIsGood #GodIsGood #Blessed #Respect #MyGrindDontStop #LegitimateCareer #ClassicBadChick ;-).”

According to Entertainment Weekly, Fox will enter the storyline during episode 8 when she embarks on a quest to locate her younger sister for unknown reasons.

“Cookie’s other family members are troublesome to say the least,” said “Empire” executive producer executive producer Ilene Chaiken.

This could be quite interesting.

Ladies! The Official Trailer For Chocolate City Has Arrived!

April 25th, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Ladies, ladies, ladies, the moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here.

The official trailer for “Chocolate City” has finally dropped and ladies, it’s full of well um…beautiful fine men. The film, set to hit theaters and Itunes May 22nd, stars Michael Jai White, Tyson Beckford, Ginuwine, and Robert Ri’Chard and Vivica A. Fox.

“Chocolate City” will follow Robery Ri’Chard as Michael,  a struggling college student who changes in an instant when he meets the owner of a male strip club who convinces him to give amateur night a whirl.

The film was shot in Inglewood, California and directed by Jean-Claude La Marre.

Will you be heading to theaters May 22nd?

Still Stunning: 15 Fierce Vivica A. Fox Looks

March 12th, 2015 - By Rich
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Vivica A. Fox is looking better than ever. The Independence Day actress has been keeping busy over the years by launching side projects such as launching the Vivica A. Fox Hair Collection. The hair line was built in 2009 alongside a strong team of hair stylists and industry insiders to put together a high-rated line of wigs and extensions.

Side gigs aside, (Celebrity Apprentice!) Fox is known for her memorable roles in films such as Set it Off, Independence Day and Two Can Play That Game to name a few. Vivica A Fox reminisced about the impact of the 1996 chick flick Set it Off:

I’ve had men come up to me with tears in their eyes. They thought they weren’t going to be affected, but they were. They really identified with it, and I wish we had known that as we were going in, because we wouldn’t have had all of us get killed. We could have done the sequel! It appeals to people of all nationalities, men, women, Mexican, white, black. It just surprised them, because we made for I think, $9 million, and it grossed over $50 million. And I went to promote it in Europe and they loved it. Studios here think African American films don’t sell across the waters, but they do.

 

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“I Was Like WOW”: 50 Cent Finally Responds To Vivica Fox Saying He Was The Love Of Her Life

March 6th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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It’s safe to say that everyone was a little taken aback when Vivica A. Fox shared with the world that out of all the men she has dated and fallen for, 50 Cent was the love of her life. In case you missed it, she told Meredith Vieira that the rapper and businessman had her feelings all in a tizzy, and even though she loved him, she realized that he was not good for her.

“Even though he is absolutely the love of my life, dating 50 Cent was difficult. I really, really cared for him. I loved him very much and I always will, but he just wasn’t right for me. And that’s hard when you really, really love a person in your heart and you want to be with them, but you finally have to say, ‘He’s just not right for me.’ I wish him the best. He is amazing, and baby, he fine, but to just know that if you love someone, to just know that they’re not right for you. Sometimes love ain’t always right. The heart wants what it wants, but sometimes it’s just not right.”

Well, 50 sat down with Angie Martinez this week, alongside fellow G-Unit members Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, and finally responded to Fox’s admission.

“I saw that after. I was like WOW, that she would even say that at this point. It was a lot of confusion. At that point, I was real green. We at 2003, the release of Get Rich or Die Tryin’, largest debuting hip-hop album, and I’m sitting there like, ‘huh?’ We went out once before the [MTV Video Music] award show. I didn’t know the award show was going to publicly marry us. She knew better than I did what was going to happen, so when the train is taking off without you, you kind of feel really uncomfortable, and you don’t get to that point where you get to feel the way that the public is perceiving it. But women are more advanced than men emotionally.”

When asked if he has someone who is the love of his life, he told Martinez that the special person hasn’t come around yet.

“I don’t think I have. No. I have people I value for our friendship during the period we’ve been around each other, but I’m not sure what will happen in my life.”

He also spoke on his relationships with his sons. He says that his son, Sire, changed him.

“He’s cute right? He look like me. Eyebrows and stuff. I have so much fun with him, man. My spirit changes and I light up when you talk about him.”

But sadly, he still hasn’t reconnected with his eldest son, Marquise.

“I haven’t spoken to him. I don’t speak to him. With him and that situation, it’s so complex, Angie. Over time, she’s [Marquise’s mother] instilled her entitlement.

When asked if they could possibly work things out, the rapper said that he’s unsuccessfully tried and feels that his child, and the child’s mother, are too entitled.

“I’m listening to see what he’s saying. I don’t understand it to be honest with you. It’s a choice. My grandfather would tell you, your enemy’s enemies are your friends. Watch people, because you may not necessarily have an altercation with that person, but they’ll side with someone they think has an altercation with you on the common ground of disliking you. His mother’s views, he’s embraced. You saw him next to Floyd when I had a problem with Floyd. Seen him sit next to Slow[bucks]…it’s too cool to not be little 50 that he’s associated with everything around me but me. He keeps contact with everyone but me. There’s been points that I’ve went places that he was at, that he left. I don’t understand it. If you’ve done nothing but display love or affection towards someone…if you ask for something, like he’s a sneakerhead and likes to collect shoes. Say you getting a pair of Jordans and their $250 dollars. He says, ‘I want these new shoes.’ He asks his mother and she says, ‘Aight, I’ll figure out how to get ’em for you. But it just bothers me because your dad…you’re supposed to have more.’ Now you don’t even feel the gratification connected to you receiving what you wanted because you feel like you’re supposed to have more.”

This chat definitely had some interesting moments. You can check them out for yourself below. His comments about his sons start at the 12:55 mark, and his feelings on Fox come in around 25:33.

 

Vivica Fox Says Even Though 50 Cent Was The One, She Refused To Settle For His Shenanigans: “Sometimes We’re Afraid To Be Alone”

February 17th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We told you over the weekend that on an upcoming episode of “The Meredith Vieira Show,” Vivica Fox was going to reveal that out of all the men who have come and gone in her love life, 50 Cent was THE one. In case you missed that post, she said that dating the rapper was very difficult, and even though she had fallen hard for him, she had to move on from 50 because he was “just not right for me.”

Well, the full episode aired yesterday, and not only did Fox say that he was the love of her life, but she also shared, while fighting back tears, what she learned after she realized that while he might have been what she wanted, he wasn’t what she needed. This is what she had to say about the rapper being her biggest mistake, or in the words of Sheryl Crow, Fox’s “Favorite Mistake.”

“Even though he is absolutely the love of my life, dating 50 Cent was difficult. I really, really cared for him. I loved him very much and I always will, but he just wasn’t right for me. And that’s hard when you really, really love a person in your heart and you want to be with them, but you finally have to say, ‘He’s just not right for me.’ I wish him the best. He is amazing, and baby, he fine, but to just know that if you love someone, to just know that they’re not right for you. Sometimes love ain’t always right. The heart wants what it wants, but sometimes it’s just not right.”

Vieira went on to ask Fox what she learned once that relationship came to an end, and the actress said that she was reminded not to settle:

“To trust in my heart, and to know to take the time not to settle. I think as women sometimes we’re afraid to be alone. Or we think, ‘Oh my God, he’s a great catch!’ But make sure you’re not dating his agent. Make sure you’re dating him. Because you know the first three months, they’ll show you all the bells and whistles, and then the real one shows up. And that goes for guys and girls, because there are some girls who got some trick bags too!”

Check out that part of their chat below and share your thoughts. Auntie Viv was preachin’ about folks and their “agents”!

 

“Sometimes Love Ain’t Always Right” Vivica Fox Says 50 Cent Is The Love Of Her Life

February 15th, 2015 - By Toya Sharee
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It was some time ago, but you may remember when rapper 50 Cent and Vivica Fox turned up on someone’s red carpet officially declaring they were a couple back in 2003. They had a nasty breakup that same year, both trashing each other’s names in the after math, with 50 labeling her a stalker and Vivica fighting back saying she was sexy long before hooking up with Mr. “It’s Ya Birthday” himself. But Fox recently revealed that there’s no love lost…in fact she might just have to see the G-Unit rapper next lifetime.

“He is absolutely the love of my life,” the 50 year-old  Celebrity Apprentice alum admitted to journalist Meredith Vierra on her talk show in an episode scheduled to air Monday, February 16. Vivica explains that dating the performer was “difficult.”  Both stars have said in the past that the demise of the relationship was due to conflicting schedules and the challenges that can come with maintaining a relationship while building a career.

“I really, really cared for him and I loved him very, very much and I always will, but he just wasn’t right for me.”

“That’s hard when you really, really love a person in your heart, you want to be with them, but you finally have to say, ‘He’s just not right for me.’”

Fox spoke honestly about her feelings for the 39-year-old rapper who made headlines last year mostly for the strained relationship he has with his oldest son, Marquise. He is also father to 16-month-old Sire whom he parents with girlfriend Daphne Joy.

“I wish him the best, he is amazing and baby, he’s fine, but… sometimes love ain’t always right,” she revealed. “The heart wants what it wants, but sometimes it’s just not right.”

50 Cent must have put the thang down on Ms. Fox, but it’s nice that she can put her pride to the side to talk openly and honestly about how much the relationship affected her. We’re glad they’ve been able to move on for the better.