Rufus Wainwright on 50 Cent: “I Know He’s Gay”


When not explicating the mores of the Insane Clown Posse to befuddled internet denizens, critic and SOTC pal Jonah Weiner has an entertaining sideline asking musicians ridiculous questions for Details. Like this one, posed to cabaret icon Rufus Wainwright: “You own lederhosen custom-made by a 25th-generation Austrian artisan. Is that the most indulgent thing you’ve splurged on?” (Surprisingly, no.) Weiner also gets Wainwright to question 50 Cent’s avowedly straight sexuality: “I love, love 50 Cent. I think he’s just the sexiest, and a brilliant writer. And I know he’s gay.” Why?

“That cute little voice of his,” Wainwright says. “It’s okay, 50 Cent. Feel free to call me anytime. My boyfriend and I are experts. You can come over for dinner. And maybe dessert.” Ja Rule’s career was ended for less. Pair the interview with another one up on the Details site right now with Nicki Minaj, in which she discusses the mechanics of signing all those breasts: “I’ve gone through 15 markers in a single night–because the girls are usually sweating, and a marker will stop writing if the girls are wet,” she says. There are probably all of 20 people in the world with that particular problem, and we’re glad Nicki Minaj is one of them.