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Ice Cube, Ludacris, 50 Cent upset with Oprah
Ice Cube has joined the hip-hop movement against Oprah Winfrey. Echoing comments made earlier by Ludacris and 50 Cent, Cube told FHM for the July issue that the talk show host has deliberately excluded him while promoting other stars from his movies. "I've been involved in three projects pitched to her, but I've never been asked to participate," Cube told FHM. Eve and Cedric the Entertainer appeared on "Oprah" to promote 2002's "Barbershop," but he said, "I wasn't invited. Maybe she's got a problem with hip-hop. She's had damn rapists, child molesters and lying authors on her show. And if I'm not a rags-to-riches story for her, who is?" Ludacris previously had complained about Oprah in GQ magazine, saying she was "unfair" to him during a show in October featuring the stars from "Crash." And 50 Cent got the ball rolling by saying, "I think she caters to older white women," while discussing the lack of hip-hop acts booked for her show. Oprah recently appeared on Ed Lover's Power 105.1 FM radio program in New York to defend herself directly to a hip-hop audience. "I've got a little 50 on my iPod. I really do. Love 'In Da Club.'" Winfrey said. "I listen to some hip-hop...love Jay-Z, love Kanye West, love Mary J. [Blige]." Cube's latest album, Laugh Now, Cry Later, is due to hit stores on June 6. Latest news...
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