50 Cent Gets Cozy with Meryl Streep in New York City

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(Courtesy Charlie Widdoes' Twitter/New York Knicks)

(Courtesy Charlie Widdoes’ Twitter/New York Knicks)

By Scott T. Sterling

While much of the media consuming world was knee-deep in last night’s (Jan. 26) GRAMMYS ceremony, legendary actress Meryl Streep was spotted looking very cozy with a most unexpected date: Curtis Jackson, better known as rapper 50 Cent.

The powerful couple were seen sitting courtside at last night’s New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden against the Los Angeles Lakers. Streep sported a bright orange scarf—The Knicks’ colors are orange and blue—while 50 rocked his green New York Jets gear.

The New York Knicks’ digital coordinator Charlie Widdoes tweeted out a photo of the pair, calling them “two peas in a pod.”

50 Cent bragged about his high-powered date on Instagram, posting a photo with Kobe Bryant, who was traveling with the Lakers although he’s not playing due to injury.

Kobe Bryant was also excited to share the moment, posting his own photo of the celebrity summit, calling Steep and the Get Rich or Die Tryin’ rapper “legends.”

This isn’t the first time 50 Cent has canoodled with a Hollywood blonde. Early last year, he was rumored to be dating TV talk show host/actress Chelsea Handler, who at the time called the G-Unit leader “a sweetheart.”

So why were Meryl and 50 so chummy? Perhaps, the two are gearing up for a film. Or, even better, maybe Streep—who appeared in theatrical version of the ABBA musical Mama Mia! and just finished shooting the Stephen Sondheim musical, Into the Woods, out Christmas 2014—is lending her voice to an upcoming track from the rapper.

Or maybe she just likes his style, likes his smile. You know, just likes the way he talks.

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