Hip hop mogul Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is beefing with Jay Z – and 50 is firing shots at Jay Z, saying that Jigga looks like a “gay painter.”
Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre were the musical lineup for Super Bowl 2022’s hip-hop halftime show, held at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on Feb. 13, 2022.
In 2019, Jigga signed a deal with the NFL to head the league’s musical entertainment, which includes the Super Bowl Halftime show. 50’s remarks about the hip-hop star are in response to claims made by N.O.R.E., who said on the Drink Champs episode with Snoop Dogg that Jay-Z told him Eminem only agreed to perform at the halftime show if Fiddy also agreed to hit the stage.
“[Jay] said to me—and I’m sorry for everybody who don’t understand—and he said, ‘the white guy called for 50 Cent.’ I said, ‘Who is the white guy? Jimmy Iovine?’” N.O.R.E. recalled on his Drink Champs podcast. “And he said, ‘No, Eminem called directly for 50 and he said I can’t do it if I can’t bring 50 with me.’”
50 discussed the incident during a recent interview with radio personality Big Boy. In the interview, 50 referred to Jay Zas “looking like a gay painter.”
Basquiat was not “gay” by all accounts, Media Take Out confirmed. Basquiat was known for having numerous relationships with beautiful women. There is speculation, however, that during a period of his life where Basquait engaged in intense drug abuse, the painter may have had homosexual relationships in exchange for drugs.