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Outspoken: 50 Cent, Billie Jean King and more…

Rapper 50 Cent

“I’m the one that’s married for 29 years. The accuser is the one that’s been single for a long time. So usually black women that look like me don’t engage in relationships like that.”

— Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, a Republican, responding to a former staffer’s claim that she walked in on Carroll and a female aide in a sexual encounter. (, 10 News Tampa Bay, July 14)

“Obama is for same sex marriage. When the president is saying that, who am I to go the other way? It’s cool.”

50 Cent, speaking out on gay marriage after also being asked his reaction to fellow hip-hop artist Frank Ocean’s decision to reveal a past relationship with a man. “Anyone that has an issue with Frank Ocean is an idiot,” 50 Cent said. (, July 16)