Pop star Cyndi Lauper praised rapper 50 Cent's "evolution" during her annual charity concert in aid of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) homeless youth.
The True Colors hitmaker shared the stage with the MC at the fundraiser in New York City on Saturday night (06Nov14), marking a surprising collaboration between the two, since 50 Cent has come under fire a number of times for making anti-gay comments over the past few years.
But at the singer's fourth annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home For The Holidays charity show, the In Da Club rapper showed his support for Lauper's True Colors Fund, which works to address the problem of LGBT youth homelessness.
The singer told Buzzfeed.com that despite what 50 has said in the past, his actions in participating in the event show that he's turned a new leaf.
Lauper said, "50, god bless him - he's a good guy. People evolve. That is what you have to leave yourself open for. You change the world when you change your mind", referencing a line from her Tony Award-winning drag queen musical, Kinky Boots.
Joining the rapper and Lauper at the star-studded concert was Salt-N-Pepa, Sufjan Stevens, Patty Griffin, and Dixie Chicks star Natalie Maines, while comedienne Rosie O'Donnell co-hosted the event with Lauper.