June must be national "All-My- Favorite-People-are-Disappointing-the-Hell-Out of-Me" month.
First Erykah Badu and that crazy video; then Nas declaring Gwyneth Paltrow an unofficial Black person and giving her a pass on the whole N-word (also known as Nigger) situation; and now Oprah. What did the former Queen of Daytime Talk do now?
Besides hosting 50 Cent on her network to squash some bullshit beef he made up, she basically allowed him to sit there and insult her to her face without saying anything. 50 Cent, or Fiddy as Oprah calls him, appeared on "Oprah's Next Chapter," which aired Sunday, June 10 on OWN. During part 1 or the 2-part interview (the second part is supposed to air this weekend), Oprah asked "Fiddy" the infamous reason behind his female schnauzer's name:
Oprah: "I hear you have a dog name Oprah. I consider it a compliment whether you meant one or not?"
What the Motherfuck, Fucking Fuck, Oprah?
Nevertheless, the rapper turned actor turned habitual agitator responded back by saying that at the time, he had such negative feelings for Oprah, so he decided to project those intense feelings onto the dog. Negro Please.
You must see the entire exchange below:
I'll tell you what's going on: Oprah's desperate attempt to save her network at any cost is making her mental. Mentally unstable to the point that she is willing to subject herself to the most vile denigration in order to not only appeal to a younger audiences but also woo higher ratings for her fledgling network - even if it means destroying her self-respect. You can almost see the disdain on her face and hear the pain in her voice as she laughs uneasily and smiles uncomfortably at him. But there is not amount of gritting of teeth that will hide her overall displeasure, hence why she kept pressing him on the question of "Why did you name your dog after me?"
But here's the thing Oprah: he's not going to tell you. You know why? Well, because it is obvious: he did it because he didn't like nor did/does he respect you. And there is nothing he could say to reasonably justify doing so without sounding like an ass or hurting your feelings even more. Seriously, naming his dog after you is not a compliment. It's a round-a-bout way of calling you a bitch. But you know that. Right?
I mean he didn't apologize nor did he even suggest that he would rename the pup to something less offensive - like Scruffy. Instead he basically said oh but I like the dog now and then gave a shout out to the twitter account he set up for the dog called Oprah Winfree, @OprahdaDog. The account has over 12,000 followers. For a female dog. Named Oprah. How quaint.
The thing is, I expect these types of shenanigans from 50 cent. After all, this is the knucklehead, who recorded Young Buck, his former protege with G-Unit, crying and begging for money. And then posted it to the Internet for all to laugh and mock. He is also the bonehead pig that once released, also to the Internet, a video of the mother of Rick Ross's child engaged in amateur porn with some record executive, while 50 Cent offered commentary. Clearly this dude has serious issues and thrives - or self-medicates - off of all the attention his antics provides for him.
But Oprah, you should know better. Scratch that, Oprah, I expect better from you. You once stood up against the music genre’s use of the word “n***er” as well as seemingly misogynistic lyrics like calling women b*tches and h0es. And within one moment in one interview, you managed to be reduced down to the very thing you once claimed to be against. A female dog.
I love you Oprah but please, do better. Next time you see "Fiddy" take a page out of Queen Latifah's book and punch him "dead in his eye."