This week, Chelsea Handler finally admitted to having a relationship with 50 Cent, which ended only after his ex-girlfriend Ciara said that she still had feelings for the rapper. Meanwhile, K’Naan chopped it up with HipHopDX, discussing everything from Nas‘ comments on the distance between African-Americans and Africans and how most rappers can’t hold a candle to his background. Rihanna also paid homage to Tupac Shakur by getting the words “Thug Life” tatted across her knuckles, which some fans speculated might not have been legitimate.

Chelsea Handler Admits To Affair With 50 Cent, Explains Split

Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent were assumed to be in a relationship after the two were pictured kissing one another, but never admitted to an affair – until now. During an interview with Howard Stern this week, the TV personality revealed that she was in a relationship with Fif for two months but broke it off after his former fling Ciara said that she still had feelings for him. To cut him off, Handler called him “the worst thing you could say to a black person, short of calling him the N-word,” and never spoke to him again. Fif is yet to respond to the comments. 

K’Naan Expands On Nas’ Africa Comments, Says Rappers Can’t Compare To His Background

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K’Naan spoke exclusively with HipHopDX this week, commenting on everything from Nas‘ comments on native Africans vs. African-Americans and how other rappers can’t hold a candle to his background. During the chat, the Somalian rapper elaborated on Nas’ comments that “African-Americans and Africans, we don’t communicate,” referring to his album Distant Relatives with Damian Marley as a way to bridge the gap between the two entities. He also touched on the current conditions in Somalia, stating that the plight isn’t over and that droughts and famine are still constant threats.

Rihanna Pays Homage To Tupac Shakur With “Thug Life” Tattoo

Rihanna took her love of Tupac Shakur to next levels this week. In a series of messages posted to her Twitter page, the Bajan songstress revealed that she paid homage to the slain rapper by tattooing “Thug Life” across her knuckles. The platinum singer happened to be in the tattoo parlor in Los Angeles, California with actor Danny Trejo, who was one of the few witnesses to Ri’s going under the needle. Speaking with TMZ, he said that she “didn’t stop saying thug life the whole time she was getting it done.” While some speculated that she didn’t actually go through with getting inked, Ri hasn’t said otherwise.

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