Rapper 50 Cent has expressed disappointment in Oprah Winfrey in an Instagram post over her forthcoming #MeToo documentary.
Taking to his Instagram account over the weekend, the 44-year-old hip-hop artist said that he didn’t “understand why Oprah is going after black men”.
“No Harvey Weinstein, No Epstein, just Micheal jackson and Russell Simmons this sh*t is sad [sic],” he said, alongside a photograph of Oprah with Russell Simmons, who was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017.
“Every time I hear Micheal jackson I don’t know whether to dance or think about the little boys butts. These documentary’s are publicly convicting their targets, it makes them guilty till proven innocent [sic]” he added.
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?♂️I don’t understand why Oprah is going after black men. No Harvey Weinstein, No Epstein, just Micheal jackson and Russell Simmons this shit is sad. Gale hit R Kelly with the death blow documentary. Every time I hear Micheal jackson I don’t know whether to dance or think about the little boys butts.These documentary’s are publicly convicting their targets, it makes them guilty till proven innocent. #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac #starzgettheapp #abcforlife
In another post, the rapper, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, shared a collage of six different men, including actor Bill Cosby, performer R. Kelly, producer Harvey Weinstein, financier Jeffrey Epstein, actor Kevin Spacey and President Donald Trump.
In the collage, Trump, Epstein, Spacey and Weinstein’s photographs were accompanied by the word “walk”, while Cosby, Kelly had the word “jail”.
“You think Oprah don’t notice how this sh*t is playing out?” 50 Cent wrote.
Winfrey, alongside Impact Partners and filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, will release the documentary on Apple TV+ in 2020 and will focus on sexual assault in the music industry, featuring Drew Dixon, one of Russell Simmons accusers.
The OWN founder has been outspoken in the past about sexual misconduct allegations, including those of Michael Jackson, Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly and President Trump.
In an interview with GOOP founder Gwyneth Paltrow on her podcast in 2018, Winfrey praised Weinstein’s accusors of coming forward and openly discussed her prior interactions with him.
“It had been coming with [Bill] Cosby and nothing happened, it had been coming with Bill O’Reilly… even with the president of the United States, where people can hear the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape and yet, nothing happens,” Winfrey said.
“It had been coming and so that moment [Weinstein] was the moment where it all crystallized.”
During the Golden Globes that same year, Winfrey utilised her Cecil B deMille award win to give a powerful speech, saying that “time is up” and the #MeToo movement had only just begun.
“I want all the girls, here and now, to know that a new day is on the horizon,” she said.
“And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women — many of whom are right here in this room tonight — and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say, ‘Me, too’ again.”
WATCH: Oprah Winfrey’s incredible speech after receiving the Cecil B. deMille award at the 2018 Golden Globes.
Then in an op ed titled What Oprah Knows for Sure About the Power of #MeToo on Oprah.com, the Soul Sessions host said that it was because of “the bold-faced bravery of so many women, the silence is shattered, and a torrent of courage is raging forward.
“As the revelations about Harvey Weinstein unfolded, I believed that the power of celebrity would make this the seminal moment it has indeed become.
“Names and faces that everyone knew and could relate to were coming forward.
“Now women in every part of the workforce can feel it. It is, as they say, a reckoning.”