by Dr. Boyce Watkins
When I read that Oprah Winfrey was going to interview 50 Cent, I took a moment of pause. I thought, “Why would a champion for women’s rights interview a man who has made millions by degrading women in every way imaginable?”
I thought that perhaps this was a public peace offering, similar to the decision by Elton John to perform with Eminem after a series of homophobic remarks. I thought maybe it was also a reflection of Oprah’s development as a human being and her capacity to forgive. Then, I came back to earth and realized that this was all about the Benjamins. That’s why both 50 and Oprah are filthy rich.