50 Cent sat down with Oprah Winfrey for an in-depth interview where the hip hop superstar addressed the ongoing debate surrounding hip hop, fans and the "N-word." Oprah has spoken out against rappers' use of the term in the past, and admitted that she and rapper Jay-Z never found common ground on the controversial subject.
For his part, 50 says that context is the important thing to consider.
"When you're actually using it with malice in your heart, you can feel the difference," 50 said. "If it's being used by someone that you know isn't using it in a racial term, it doesn't impact the same."
"I just think you're identifying with how it originated and it should exist based on that (alone)," he added.