If you were busy living your best life this weekend, you may have missed the embarrassing, NSFW internet war that went down between Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent and rapper 50 cent, in connection to Kent’s fiance (and 50’s ex-pal) Randall Emmett.
So, for the sake of the culture (or your lunch break), let’s get into it below:
How It Started:
Like so many of the great modern beefs, it started on social media. 50 Cent decided to post a video clip of Kent on the Bravo TV show Vanderpump Rules, on which she appears. In the clip, Kent is seen sharing rather uncomfortable details about her relationship with her now-fiance to her co-star Stassi Schroeder:
“I let him hit it the first time and we were inseparable. He would just send me, like, really expensive gifts. The first night we banged, I got a car the next day. He was like, ‘Do you want a Range Rover?’”
Fifty captioned the post: “10 seconds left in the 4 quarter h***’s are Winning. Do you want A range rover, yes, b***h yassss. Then just run out and suck a d–k. LOL smh #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac.”
Not one to back down, in response, Kent wrote: “She swears she’s a thug from south side Jamaica queens & she’s up in here watching Bravo. Someone has forgotten where they come from. Coming for me on the gram!? I smell fish coming from fifty’s direction. Vanderpump Rules airs Monday’s at 9/8C, only by @bravotv. I got the strap.”
Why Did This Even Happen?:
Apparently, it’s all because Emmett, who is Fifty’s former Power co-producer, actually owes the rapper ONE MILLION DOLLARS (in our best Dr. Evil Voice). Fifty apparently gave him the money as a loan and, as of the weekend, had not been paid back. So instead of involving their accountants, they involved Instagram instead! Fifty gave Emmett until today, April 29, to pay the money back and basically began this countdown of shame and doom.
Ok, got it. So what happened next?:
Well, after that first classy exchange, things really got embarrassing. In fact, it was all pretty cringe-worthy.
Fifty proceeded to post text messages from Emmett, including ones where Emmett declared that he was experiencing chest palpitations over the whole ordeal.
The worst part was Emmett’s iPhone autocorrect, which was clearly trolling his entire life.
“I’m sorry fofty,” Emmett wrote, triggering a meme frenzy and an even more epic trolling from the Power star and king of trolls himself.
Fofty Fifty even printed up shirts with the unfortunate typo, banking nearly $300K in sales.
The rest, which has since been deleted from Fifty’s page, is quite unsafe to read in terms of language if you’re at work, but you can see it here, should you be so inclined.
Then #MeToo Got Dragged Into It?
How, you might ask, did the Me Too movement get invoked? Well, Lala Kent accused Fifty of being like Harvey Weinstein, encouraging women who have been affected by men like Fifty to speak up and that she would have their backs.
“If you have been affected by a man like Fifty, do not be quiet,” she said, to which the rapper then quipped back: “There’s no difference between Harvey Weinstein and Randel Emmett!”
DISCLAIMER: Watch the video below of Kent’s thoughts, but only if you have headphones and won’t have to deal with repercussions from F-bombs being dropped at work. We don’t need you losing your job and then needing money from Fofty!
Oh God. Ok, Is It Still Going?
Luckily for Emmett, the Bank of Fifty operates by simple rules, pay up and it will all be over. Fifty promised if he was paid by today, he would take down the posts, which he seemed to do just minutes ago, in earnest.
“You made this f******* mess, when the money hits the account, everything comes down,” Fifty wrote.
Minutes later, much to Emmett’s benefit, he paid the balance in full, prompting Fifty to write back to him: “Ok, just got the wire a******, Back to my regular scheduled program.”
Fifty briefly shared the text screenshots on his Instagram with the caption: “I got my money, so I have no problem with @randallemmettfilms in fact I’m wishing him and his family a very blessed day. ????positive vibes now guys. LOL #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac #bellator”
And just like that, the Randall/Kent/Fofty beef was done.
So what’s the moral of this mess?:
To quote Internet sage Chrissy Teigen, never ever make Fifty Cent mad at you. And for the love of God, never borrow money from him if you can’t pay him back.