Rapper 50 Cent has confirmed that his mother was a lesbian, in an interview with Perez Hilton.
50 Cent, who was brought up by his grandmother after his mother died when he was young, told Perez, "My mom was a lesbian. Yeah, she liked women. My whole childhood was like that.”
The “New Day” rapper told Perez that when he was old enough to understand his grandmother explained his mother’s relationships with other women to him. He said that he would see his mom with other women but, because of his young age and the nature of female friendships, he didn’t necessarily put it together that she was gay.
"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," 50 Cent said.
He went on to tell Perez, “When you’re that small you don’t see things that would indicate there are other things going on. He further explained that his grandmother put things in perspective pointing out that his mom’s friendships with other women weren’t always just that.
“That kiss was a little different from all the other kisses you saw," 50 Cent said his grandmother told him.
Recently 50 Cent has been outspoken in his support of President Obama’s backing marriage equality and of musician Frank Ocean’s coming out.
Obama is for same-sex marriage," he said. "If the president is saying that, then who am I to go the other way?"
Watch Perez and 50 Cent below: