Oprah Winfrey is a cultural icon. She recently showed the world that she oozes class when she was able to comfortably laugh at herself after she took a fall on stage during a speaking tour. Rappers 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg took the opportunity to troll Oprah. These comments came very quickly on the heels of a tearful interview snoop gave on Red Table Talk in which he expressed remorse for similar behavior against Gayle King. Fans now question his sincerity.
Oprah was live on stage speaking to an audience when she took a scary spill. It was during the L.A. stop of her WW: 2020 Vision tour that the talk show host fell. It appeared one of her heels may have slipped out from under her. She caught herself and managed to land very well. She let the audience know she was okay, stood back up, and continued her appearance. She later posted a photo of herself using an ice pack.
Rapper 50 Cent took to Instagram to not only share a video of the unfortunate incident but to mock the TV host as well: “What the f*** happen here? Michael Jackson’s ghost [tripped] her.”. The comment came after 50 Cent previously attacked Oprah for her investigative journalism into sexual predators. The rapper felt Oprah should not investigate black men accused of sexual assault and only pursue white men with the same accusations. Oprah famously gave Michael Jackson’s accusers a voice.
Snoop Dog chimed in on the conversation adding: “Kobe and Michael blew a gust of wind.”. Here snoop is not only referencing Oprah’s investigative journalism into Michael Jackson’s allegations of sexual abuse but also Kobe Bryant’s as well. Snoop Found himself in hot water with fans, other celebrities, and his own mother when he made some threatening statements against another woman of color who approached the Kobe Bryant case as a journalist. She happened to be Oprah’s best friend Gayle.
Snoop Dogg cared very deeply for late basketball player Kobe Bryant. That became apparent after Bryant’s death when Gayle King delicately brought up Kobe Bryant‘s sexual assault case during an interview with Lisa Leslie. The question was pushed in promotional clips by CBS which King spoke out about. It felt like cheap sensationalism to the veteran journalist. Snoop took the bait and tweeted a vaguely threatening message to King: “Respect the family and back off, before we come get you!”
Just as Snoop Dogg attracted backlash for his comments about Gayle King, 50 Cent is feeling the public’s ire for his comments toward Oprah. Fans have spoken out about the rapper’s comments on Twitter: “Not funny in any way.” wrote one. “He foul for that” wrote another. Still, others spoke out about Oprah’s resilience and felt that 50 Cent and his opinions are less relevant than the 66-year-old talk show host. It’s clear that most people expect 50 and Snoop to respect their elders.