50 Cent has revealed he split up with actress VIVICA A. Fox after the actress hogged the limelight at the 2003 World Music Awards.
The rapper has steered away from talking about the break-up of his most high-profile romance - until now.
He tells America's Sister 2 Sister magazine that many of the rumours surrounding the split are incorrect - and he dumped the Kill Bill actress when she took advantage of his generosity at the awards event in Monaco.
50 claims he invited Fox to the awards show as his date and made huge demands to make sure she could be a part of the show - but then she took over and became the event's host.
He says, "She asked me would I mind if she did something on the show, and I said no. I got on the phone and I told people that was around me to make her able to present awards or do something. They made her the host."
The event made the rapper realise Fox was all about business: "It turned into a business opportunity and it wasn't beneficial for me, so I moved away from it."
And he insists his brief romance with the actress wasn't quite as torrid as the media reported - because he was too busy focusing on his own film career: "There was not a lot of action between me and Vivica at that point."