50 Cent and Russell Simmons are angry at Oprah over her new doco

Hip-hop artist 50 Cent took to Instagram yesterday, writing, “I don’t understand why Oprah is going after black men,” along with a photo of Winfrey and Russell Simmons — the latter of whom was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017.

Simmons, a 62-year-old music mogul, has denied the allegations.

“No Harvey Weinstein, No Epstein, just Micheal [sic] jackson and Russell Simmons this s**t is sad,” wrote 50 Cent.

Rapper / actor 50 Cent has hit out at Oprah. Picture: Paul Archuleta/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Winfrey and Impact Partners have joined forces with filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering for a documentary, set to air on Apple TV+ in 2020, about sexual assault in the music industry. It features Drew Dixon, one of several women to allege Simmons hurt her.

In a separate Instagram post, also uploaded yesterday, 50 Cent shared a composite image of six men: Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein, Kevin Spacey and President Donald Trump. The first two men have the word “JAIL” written under their faces, while “WALK” is placed under the others, all of whom are white.

“You think Oprah don’t notice how this s**t is playing out?” 50 Cent wrote.

Simmons also took to Instagram to share his own thoughts.

“Dearest OPRAH, you have been a shining light to my family and my community,” he began the lengthy post, which he shared this morning. “It’s so troubling that you choose to single me out in your recent documentry [sic]. I have already admitted to being a playboy (more appropriately titled today ‘womaniser’) sleeping with and putting myself in more compromising situations than almost any man I know … So many that some could reinterpret or reimagine a different recollection of the same experiences.”

US entrepreneur and producer Russell Simmons in 2017. Picture: AFP / Tibrina Hobson

US entrepreneur and producer Russell Simmons in 2017. Picture: AFP / Tibrina HobsonSource:AFP

He adds that he’s passed “nine 3-hour lie-detector tests,” and the “stories are UNUSABLE”.

“I am guilty of exploiting, supporting and making the soundtrack for a grossly unequal society, but I have never been violent or forced myself on anyone,” he wrote. “Still I am here to help support a necessary shift in power and consciousness.”

A rep for Oprah didn’t immediately respond to The Post’s request seeking comment.

This article originally appeared on The New York Post and was reproduced with permission

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