50 Cent has apologized for comments he made about Kanye West and Lady Gaga’s planned Fame Kills Tour during a Wednesday interview with Angie Martinez on New York radio station Hot 97.
In the interview, 50 referred to West and Gaga’s just-canceled jaunt as “the gay tour” (making light of an interview Gaga had done with Out magazine earlier this year), took jabs at West’s sexuality and said the rapper was “cool with the gay folk.”
“I have nothing against them, but he’s cool with them. He goes, drops his video off to them,” Fif joked to Martinez. “Remember 808s & Heartbreak? Where’d he premiere it? ['The] Ellen DeGeneres [Show']. He went there to premiere his video. He’s conscious of the gay community and wants them to buy his CDs.”
The barbs raised more than a few eyebrows (Perez Hilton took Fif to task, calling his comments “vomitous”). So on Thursday afternoon (October 1), 50 took to his blog to offer an apology and an explanation.
“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,” 50 wrote on ThisIs50.com. “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.”
At press time, representatives for West and Gaga had not responded to MTV News’ requests for comment on the matter. The Fame Kills Tour was scheduled to kick off November 10 before it was called off Thursday.