50 Cent is no stranger to social media, and the iconic rapper took to Instagram to put his two cents in (no pun intended) on Oprah Winfrey‘s onstage fall while at the WW: Presents Oprah’s 2020 Vision Your Life In Focus Event late last month. A video was shared showing Oprah falling, and as you can imagine, it spread like wildfire. 50 Cent re-posted it on Instagram with the on-the-nose caption: “What the f***happened here? Michael Jackson’s ghost tripped her.”
Along with this 50 poked fun at the irony that Oprah happened to be talking about “balance” right before her tumble. His post blew up garnering thousands of likes, and comments, one of which was by the one, and only Snoop Dogg.
Snoop joined the conversation with his own jab stating, “Michel and Kobe blew a gust of wind.” this may have been alluding to Snoop’s recent comments about Gayle King, one of Oprah’s best friends. This was probably the fuel behind his comment.
Gayle King is the co-host of CBS This Morning, and Snoop Dog had a lot to say to her when she mentioned the late Kobe Bryant‘s 2003 rape allegations in an interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie after his untimely death. Snoop absolutely ripped King apart for bringing up the case after his death in the interview.
After this, Gayle King insisted that the clip was taken out of context, as it was only a small piece of a much longer interview.
This beef against King, could tie together the comment he made on Instagram regarding Kobe blowing a “gust of wind” after Oprah’s fall. Snoop eventually apologized publicly to King for the comments. King took the apology graciously, and stated she understood “the raw emotions caused by this tragic loss…I’m deeply sorry that questions I asked added to that pain.”
A loss like Kobe’s is one that hits hard for many people, and there is a fine line that some people cross when they shouldn’t, and in this case it looks like Gayle King didn’t have any malicious intent.
Judging by Oprah’s most recent post on Instagram, she is doing just fine after the fall on stage. Winfrey made a light-hearted post out of it saying:
“Sunday Reading and icing. Thank you all for your kind wishes. Yes I slipped on stage and I’m now a meme. But so grateful to be only a little sore. Turning the day into what @michelleobama calls #selfcareSunday”
Glad to see she’s doing alright, because you know what they say: if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.