DING! DING! DING!
It is once again on between Vivica A. Fox and 50 Cent.
The couple, who dated way back in 2003 and were so serious that they nearly got engaged, haven’t been together in years.
But that doesn’t mean they haven’t been linked in various, mostly contentious ways.
Back in 2015, for example, Fox appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live and pretty strongly implied that 50 Cent is gay.
In response to Fiddy saying ratings for Empire dropped because the show started to focus too heavily on “gay stuff,” Fox told host Andy Cohen:
“First of all, you know the pot called the kettle black is all I’m saying.”
The actress tried to backtrack at the time on this implication, saying the stars had a “great time” as a couple, but 50 Cent “just seems like he’s got something that’s not quite clear.”
She also said he looked like a “booty snatcher” on an old magazine cover alongside Soulja Boy.
This is all a preamble to the latest shot fired by Fox in Fiddy’s direction.
In her upcoming self-help book/memoir, “Every Day, I’m Hustling,” Fox labels the intercourse she took part in with 50 Cent as “PG-13.”
That’s not the worst insult in the world, especially not when you consider other ratings out there and also not when you consider what Fox added about her sex life with her ex:
“Most of the time, I would be the one initiating sex, because I really enjoyed making love with him.”
She also described this lovemaking as “cherished and special.”
Again, not the most terrible description, right?
But 50 Cent prides himself on being hard. On being tough. On being the sort of guy who wants to be known for some NC-17 type of banging, not the kind that a teenager could watch without adult supervision.
He’s also understandably miffed over why his bedroom antics with someone he dated well over a decade ago is a topic of discussion in 2018.
“I’m waking up to this shit, that was 14 years ago. smh who does this? What the f-ck!” wrote the artist on Instagram in response to Fox’s remark.
Here’s a look at Fiddy’s frustrated post:
Elsewhere, Fox says she eventually learned (somehow) that 50 Cent had been prepared to propose to her during a trip to Monaco, where the duo was taking part in the World Music Awards in 2003.
The plan was to rent out a theater in Monte Carlo, show a screening of Kill Bill, Vol. 1 – in which Fox starred – and then pop the question at the end film with a 14-carat diamond ring.
So… why did he nix this romantic idea?
Because he thought Fox hogged the spotlight during the trip by signing as the World Music Awards host.
Yes, that’s all it took for Fiddy to back out of his proposal.
Based on this story, and based on the shade that keeps getting hurled back and forth between the celebrities, we feel pretty safe in saying they were not meant to be together.