Fox made the comments when Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen asked her about 50 Cent’s comments about how the Empire Season 2 ratings dip was because of “gay stuff.”
“First of all, you know the pot called the kettle black, is all I’m saying,” Fox replied.
She then went on to clarify that while she doesn’t believe that the hip-hop star is gay because they had a healthy sex life when they dated, she does believe he has some tendencies — and pointed to his friendship with fellow rapper Soulja Boy as proof. “He just seems like he’s got something that’s not quite clear,” she said.
This is the magazine cover Fox referred to:
— theJasmineBRAND.com (@thejasminebrand) November 9, 2015
Needless to say, Fox’s comments did not go over well with either of the men, both of who responded with harsh disses insulting Fox’s age, looks and sexual activities on Instagram.
First 50 Cent reposted Soulja Boy’s post with the caption, “Oh No!!!, Now she thinks I’m gay because I let her lick my Ass. LMAO. Wait,I didn’t want her to,she forced me, my hands were tied. 50 shades of grey”
Then he began ranting, too.
Fox later apologized to Soulja Boy, but had no such reversal of feelings for her ex.
— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) November 9, 2015
Fan reaction since the show aired has been fascinating. Only a few people called her out for possibly outing someone without their permission — which she denied doing anyway — but the majority of Twitter reactions were to cheer Fox on for the drama she started.
Did Vivica A. Fox just call 50 Cent gay on national television?! My mouth is agape and slight droplets of tea are being spilled. #WWHL
— Avery Harris (@MrAveryAvenue) November 9, 2015