Outgoing editor Tyler Gray at RADAR gives a nice mention to Rod 2.0 while dishing 50 Cent's campy new music video. Thank gawd we all know that Fiddy is very! straight! because in addition the arson fire and baby mama drama making headlines today, "it's just silly to speculate that über hetero 50 Cent could be gay. Not that at least one nagging blogger hasn't tried repeatedly and hilariously to cull together evidence from his movie and book."
In the new music video for "Rider Part 2", the buffed and costumed Fiddy channels his inner Village People to strut his stuff in a Marine dress uniform in a barracks of camouflage-wearing soldiers. Sounds kinda like a plot for a gay porn flick, no? "Check out that ... um, tilted Captain and Tennille-style sailor's cap he's wearing while inspecting some prime soldier specimens, and, so, yeah, he's all tenderoni now, too, apparently, using a vocoder in a chorus that repeats the word "boy" five times. Did he just growl? ..." Yes indeed, 50 Cent growls twice while inspecting the "boys". What does it mean? Don't ask, don't tell. Watch the video here.
In December, RADAR named Rod 2.0 to its year-in-review issue along with Concrete Loop, Nah Right and Hot Ghetto Mess as part of its "Bloggeratti." Actress/comedian Kathy Griffin, gender bender Candis Cayne and director Craig Brewer were among the other honorees.
UPDATE: Rod 2.0 reader Seahwak on the obvious connection to gay icons. "Rather than Village People, my first impression was that he was channeling Marlene Dietrich, strutting around a bunch of soldiers who desire him."
Some Background ....
Rapper Fat Joe Mocks 50 Cent and G Unit with "Gay Unit" Mixtape [R20]
50 Gave Good Face [R20]
No Homo [R20]
Get (Homo) or Die Tryin' [R20]
What Up S.L.U.T. [R20]
Bitch Better Have My Money And Some Prada [R20]
Gay or Rapper? [R20]