During an interview with New York radio host Angie Martinez, rapper 50 Cent accused Kanye of pandering to the gay community and called his join-tour with Lady Gaga “the gay tour.”
“Kanye’s cool with the gay folk,” said 50. “I have nothing against them, but he’s cool with them. He goes, drops his video off to them. Remember 808s & Heartbreak? Where’d he premiere it? Ellen DeGeneres. He went there to premiere his video. He’s conscious of the gay community and wants them to buy his CDs.”
After receiving a bit of backlash for his comments, 50 took to his website to release the following statement: “During an interview with Angie Martinez yesterday, certain comments I made were taken entirely out of context. When I referred to the Lady Gaga tour as ‘the gay tour,’ I was basically repeating what I thought she had referred to the tour in the past. It was not my intention to offend anyone. I don’t have a problem with anyone’s lifestyle and have no issue with Lady Gaga. She makes great music.”
Hmmm. The fact Kanye’s name was left out of his apology only affirms it was 50s original intention to take a shot at Kanye and his perceived sexuality.
In more “Fame Kills” news, tour promoter Live Nation out of nowhere issued a press release yesterday (October 1) announcing the cancellation of the much-anticipated tour. There’s speculation Kanye’s recent antics - VMAs mic snatch and tantrums over chicken - was just more than Gaga wished to deal with. Damn, looks like fame killed the tour before it could even begin. Smh
Check out a video from 50's interview with Angie below..