Various sources are reporting that 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler are dating. The unlikely pair was spotted in a New Orleans jazz bar on what was described as “definitely a date.” The two were reportedly hanging out together at a hotel lobby in Nashville on another occasion. On Chelsea Lately, Chelsea told viewers that 50 Cent sent her a flower and left her a voicemail, saying, “Hey, this is 50, I just want you to know that I was serious about asking you out. Just wanted to know if you are single.”
Although Chelsea has detailed her love of African-American men in her books, 50 is quite a departure from Chelsea’s last longtime boyfriend, 55-year-old president and CEO of the Comcast Entertainment Group, Ted Harbet.
There has been speculation that 50 Cent might be trying to redeem himself from his controversial Twitter post on September 30, which read, “If you a man and your over 25 and you don’t eat pu**y just kill your self damn it. The world will be a better place. Lol.” This tweet came after the the news of the 5th gay teen to commit suicide after being subjected to harassment, and some of 50 Cent’s followers took his tweet as an anti-gay statement. Of the negative response to his Tweet, 50 Cent stated, “Somehow they turned a simple joke about oral sex into an anti-gay statement. I have nothing against people who choose an alternative lifestyle; in fact I’ve publicly stated my mum loved women. It’s funny how people think negative statements are newsworthy but positive statements are not worthy of coverage.” Though it is not necessarily 50 Cent’s motivation, dating a gay icon such as Chelsea Handler would be a great PR move.