It’s no secret that rapper 50 Cent is a big fan of media mogul Oprah Winfrey and her best friend Gayle King, even naming his dog Oprah and his cat Gayle. And while King and Winfrey have clearly left their indelible mark on 50 (and his pets), King let it be known that 50 has a special place in her heart and, for now, on her body when she revealed a temporary tattoo of his name and face in honor of the rapper’s recent visit to her show.
The talk show host premiered the tattoo on Oct. 27, explaining to the day’s guest, actor Kal Penn, that she and 50, who’d appeared on the show the previous day, hatched the plan for the fake tat as a joke.
“I was having a lot of fun with Fiddy … and I said, ‘You know what would be funny? If I got a 50 Cent tattoo on my arm!” explained King. “So somebody came in this morning and did it.”
During 50 Cent’s visit to the show, King, every bit of the “fun girl” she claims to be, recalled meeting the emcee in Las Vegas and stirring a tabloid scandal and joked about 50 Cent becoming the stepfather to her children.
“Can you imagine If 50 Cent and Gayle King got together, do you know the scandal that would cause? But how good that would be for you!” she joked to a blushing 50 Cent, who responded, laughingly, “It would be good.”
Ditching the jokes and getting down to business, King and 50 also discussed his new anti-bullying teen novel, Playground. 50 explained to King that, like the book’s main character, he was an overweight kid who was teased for his size and explains that his rough childhood and environment eventually transformed him into a hardened bully himself.
“The circumstances and the actual environment that I grew up in, if you didn’t create an example of you not being afraid of the altercation or situations that could possibly take place, there was a higher probability that you’d be involved on the other end of it, where people would see you as a potential victim,” said 50.
But of course, after the show, things between 50 and King became silly again as both celebrities took to Twitter to joke about their faux-relationship.
“Ok I finally met a women that is smart, sexy, sophisticated, classy and secure. I think I love her. She’s perfect. Her thighs define sexy, her hip’s are just right, her eyes talk to me. Oh and her A** @gaylekinghttp:/ /lockerz.com/s/150438394,” tweeted 50, adding, “So we have been together 10 minutes now were [email protected] yea she’s the one. http://lockerz.com/s/150441628
Later on, 50 tweeted, “So now that were married she has created balance for me. So were thinking about extending the family. http://lockerz.com/s/150446346,” to which King replied, “@50cent loved having you on the show. See you at home. What do you want for dinner?”
These two may not be the next “it” celebrity couple, but they’re definitely one of the cutest pairs of goofy friends. – nicholas robinson
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