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Two years ago, in his standup special Dangerously Delicious, Aziz Ansari shared the following anecdote about 50 Cent not knowing what a grapefruit is.

Rumors of 50′s fruit-ignorance have since persisted, but he finally put the matter to bed during a Reddit AMA yesterday in celebration of his new album Animal Ambition. Here’s the official word from Curtis himself:

my grandma used to get me grapefruit juice as a kid. he’s a comedian. Ima have his ass whoop if he keeps saying that lol

Technically, he’s not denying Ansari’s story so much as threatening Ansari, tempered with a courteous “lol.” But the spirit of the message is clear: 50 Cent knows what a grapefruit is.

[Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images.]

Comments (11)
  1. Got shot in the face nine times!!! OWWWOOOOOOOOO!

  2. Glad we got to the bottom of that.

  3. well he knows what a grapefruit is now obviously

    • He knows what grapefruit juice is, but I still don’t think he knows what a grapefruit is. And, honestly, I think he’s lying about the grapefruit juice as well.

  4. Still feel bad about not being pressured into the One Like = One Meal (for Somalian children) promotion of his Street King energy drink’s FB-page.


  5. please, this guy couldn’t bust a grape in a fruit fight

  6. Keep up the ace reporting, stereogum.

  7. Does he think that every time the youtube video is being played, tiny Asis is standing there inside the computer retelling the joke?

  8. If this guy can sell “P.I.M.P.” and “Candy Shop” as two different singles as well as he did, he’s obviously smart enough to know what a grapefruit is.

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