Rapper 50 Cent has confirmed that his mother was a lesbian, despite having previoulsy made homophobic remarks.
50 Cent has spoken openly to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton about the sexuality of his mother, who died when he was eight, confirming she was a lesbian.
He said: ‘My mom was a lesbian. Yeah, she liked women. My whole childhood was like that.
‘It’s two different things too – from a female perspective, when you see two
females together, you think, oh, they’re just girlfriends, they’re close. But, with my mom, the male was missing.
‘So, when you’re that small, that’s all you interpret it as you don’t see anything that would indicate that there’s other things going on.’
In the past 50 Cent has made homophobic remarks during interviews and had homophobic content in his lyrics. In 2010, he tweeted hateful remarks following the suicide of gay teen Tyler Clementi, writing: ‘If you a man and your over 25 and you don’t eat pussy just kill your self damn it. The world will be a better place. Lol.'
50 Cent’s change of heart appeared to come after US President Barack Obama’s historic backing of marriage equality.
‘If the president is [endorsing] that, then who am I to go the other way?' he said.
The rapper also recently supported fellow rapper Frank Ocean after he came out earlier this year, saying anyone who has a problem with Ocean is an ‘idiot’.