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50 Cent recently had an awkward encounter with Fox broadcaster Erin Andrews and the rapper admitted that the incident left him feeling denied.
Andrews, who was covering the Daytona 500 on Sunday, was attempting to score an interview with auto racer Danica Patrick when she bumped into 50 Cent, who real name is Curtis Jackson. The hip hop mogul tried to embrace Andrews upon greeting her, but the former ESPN host appeared startled and awkwardly dodged him.
"I gotta go talk to Danica Patrick but great to see you, what are you doing here?" a nervous Andrews asked 50 Cent.
The video immediately went viral on social networking site Twitter, with fans questioning whether the rapper had been rejected by Andrews after attempting to kiss her. The 37-year-old rapper immediately tried to explain the bizarre incident to his seven million Twitter followers.
"Denied Wow they called me to interview with @ErinAndrews,we are working together on my street king energy campaign.that's why I was being nice," 50 Cent tweeted on Feb. 24.
One of 50 Cent's followers ridiculed the rapper's encounter with Andrews, calling it "awkward," which he responded to.
"I wanted to kiss her so I did," 50 Cent tweeted.
The rapper quickly dismissed criticism that he had made advances toward Andrews and suggested that some news outlets were simply bending the truth.
"@50cent obviously a slow newsday. You were definitely trying to give a kiss on the cheek, ppl always trying to say some dumb s---," he tweeted.
The awkward moment is reminiscent to a 2003 incident involving ESPN reporter Suzy Kolber and Legendary New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath. Namath was interviewed during a game between the Jets and New England Patriots at Giants Stadium and abruptly told Kolber "I want to kiss you" despite their discussion being about football.