50 Cent & Vivica Fox: Relationship Timeline

The pair had a brief stint of a memorable relationship, but it was all love!

BYMichael Amimo
50 Cent and Vivica A. Fox

50 Cent and Vivica Fox had a highly publicized and tumultuous relationship that began in 2003 and ended in 2004. No one expected the two, who share more differences than similarities, to hit it off.  Fox had quite a number of successful films by the time she met Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. 50’s career kicked off back in 2002 when he dropped the “Wanksta” single and banger tracks like "P.I.M.P." and “In da Club.”

50 Cent first mentioned Vivica at the 2003 BET Awards when he gave her a shoutout. He thanked her for “wearing that dress,” a phrase that sounded like a joke at the time. With a host of complications impeding celebrity relationships, this one ended in the predicted script format. Despite being short-lived, 50 Cent and Vivica’s connection certainly brought some spark to the celebrity dating scene.


NEW YORK - AUGUST 28: Singer 50 Cent(L) and Actress Vivica A. Fox attends the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 28, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

In 2003, they hit the red carpet and attracted public attention. At the MTV Video Music Awards, 50 Cent and Fox were seen holding hands. Fans quickly took this sign to confirm the speculation of the two dating. With the media and public to get more information, the pair decided to keep it hush-hush. While the couple was dating, 50 Cent released the track “21 Questions.” This only increased the speculations of the love affair with Vivica, with the bars on the track showing the intimate side of the rap star. Additionally, he had another starlet as his leading lady in the visual: Meagan Good.


In 2003, Fif spoke about his romance with Fox while on Howard Stern's radio show. The rapper alleged that the actress only wanted to date him for publicity. He also stated that they went public with their relationship too quickly, and even took questions about their intimate moments. 50 Cent revealed he didn't even break up with her—he just left her on read. By 2004, the friendship between the pair was fractured, and each was in interviews commenting on the other.

Vivica Goes Public

50 Cent & Vivica A. Fox during 2003 MTV Video Music Awards - Backstage and Audience at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

After 50 Cent made a disparaging song referencing the actress, Vivica defended herself. She snapped back at the rapper's claim of her only wanting publicity. It would take years—six, to be specific—before both sides were waving their white flags. Fox starred in one of the Rap mogul's music videos in 2010. Then, surprisingly, in 2015, Vivica went on a talk show and called 50 Cent the "love of my life." People were taken aback, considering their short-lived, two-month affair.

50 Cent’s Comments on "Empire"

In 2015, 50 Cent commented on Instagram stating his opinion on why the show Empire dipped. He mentioned that due to “gay stuff,” the show’s success would decline and not have the success it had enjoyed in its first season.  In response, Fox made a controversial comment that would stir social media into a frenzy.

In an interview with Andy Cohen, Fox called it a case of the pot calling the cattle black. The suggestion that 50 Cent was gay sent the internet into a firestorm. Fif loves a good clap back, so he retaliated as he only knew how. The feud was back on as the ex-lovers were at odds. The next few years would be relatively silent between the two, but every so often, one may mention the other. It seemed that 2017 was the year things were publicly all good, although a few hiccups here and there weren't uncommon.

Vivica Continues To Defend 50

The two had undergone a rough patch during their relationship. However, it seemed the love they had shared was real. In defense of this, in 2022, Vivica came to 50 Cent’s defense in an episode of Cocktails with Queens. While 50 Cent had been accused of having undergone a procedure to enlarge his penis, she quickly defended it. Being a sensitive topic, she did not hesitate to defend her ex and could be seen as having a soft spot for the highly controversial 50 Cent.  

Despite their brief relationship, 50 Cent and Vivica Fox’s relationship is one that stood out among the rest. With the two sharing nothing but respect between them, it remains a mystery what happened between the two. Whether the two were a compatible pair or it was just a brief stint remains a mystery.

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