As part of his search to trace his roots, Jamaica, Queens native 50 Cent took a trip down to Edgemont, South Carolina. The trip, as well as the rapper turned mogul’s quest to find his roots is identified in a new MTV documentary, “50 Cent: The Origin of Me.”

While 50 may run the show when it comes to G-Unit, during the documentary he gets schooled in fictional black history by an elderly woman along the way.

During their conversation, 50 explains to the woman that the Confederate flag connoted racism in the eyes of many black people. Having none of it, she replied:

“People really don’t understand what’s going on at that period of time,” the elderly woman told 50 Cent. “Black citizens in this country really needs to study the history, because it’s just as much the black ancestry as it is the White ancestry.”

As she continues, the woman tells 50 that between the late 18th and early 19th century, both “African and Mongolian” slaves were brought to America. Keeping a straight face, the rapper commented:

“Mongolian slaves?…I never heard of that before…”

 

When asked what race the “Mongolian slaves” in South Carolina were, the woman told 50 that they were black and did not have any distinguishing facial features. Odd since, Mongols trace their origins to the landlocked country between Russia and China and would in theory look slightly varied from people from West Africa.

Remaining polite, 50 replied, “That’s news to me.” Proudly the old woman tells him, “It is. Well, we need to study our history.”

Right.

Seeing 50 deal with this woman’s “history lesson” made us wonder- how would you respond? Tell us what you think Clutchettes- share your thoughts!

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  • MY PEOPLE ARE BEAUTIFUL

    THAT LADY IS AN ABOMINATION. SHE IS A WALKING EXAMPLE OF RACISIM AND HATE WHO WOULD HAVE THAT RED KKK SHIRT IN THE HOUSE. I GIVE CURTIS JACKSON CREDIT FOR LOOKING HER IN THE EYES AND NOT TAKING HER HISTORY LESSON FALSE INFO BIOTCH

  • 50 CENTS FOR YOUR THOUGHTS

    50 CENT AND THE OTHER RAPPERS SHOULD THINK ABOUT HOW THE RACIST PEOPLE LIKE THAT OLD MAN AND THAT OLD LADY LOVE TO SEE HIM AND HIS PLAYMATES CALLING EACH OTHER THE NAME THEY CAME UP WITH FOR THEM… I HOPE HE HAS LEARNED SOMETHING OPRAH TRIED TO TELL LUDACRIS. WE ARE A PSYCHOLOGICALLY SCREWED WITH PEOPLE.

  • Poetic

    I would have called that racist out. If you really want to hear or know about our history, ask an older person, like my 68 year old mother. She does not hold anything back. She does not sugarcoat it. She tells me about her grandfather. He lived to be 96 years old. Old white racist people kill me because they either act as if slavery did not exist or that black people were happy, just singing old Negro spirituals, praying for a better life after they died and went to heaven. It will all be over after while. What the . . . . . ? And he** no I am not an African-American. Simply an American. I despise that description. Why doesn’t everyone have to put where they were descended from? Again, that is racist BS. I would have checked that old, ignorant racist and broken her down about the history of slavery. Old age does not give you the right to continue to say BS. Open up your mind and a book.

  • Buttercreamqueen

    Actually there were asians that fought in the civil war under anglo names. Little known historical fact…and maybe that lady was thinking was thinking of mongoloid I think white people called us that once upon a time.