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It Looks Like Sharon Osbourne Posed With The Ruff Ryders Sign And People Are Not Feeling It

Some are accusing The Talk cohost for gesturing "gang signs" while seated next to Eve, but it appears she may have been paying homage to the DMX's Ruff Ryders.

Posted on November 17, 2017, at 2:46 p.m. ET

This is Eve, the versatile rapper who gave us a range of tunes throughout her career — from the emotionally stirring "Love Is Blind" to collectively shattering the psyches of many folks across the world alongside Gwen Stefani with 2001's "Let Me Blow Ya Mind."

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It was recently announced that Eve would be joining The Talk on CBS, alongside cohosts Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, and Sara Gilbert.

The rapper replaced former cohost Aisha Tyler and guest-hosted last month before being brought on full-time.
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The rapper replaced former cohost Aisha Tyler and guest-hosted last month before being brought on full-time.

Earlier this week, Osbourne sent out a tweet expressing her excitement to work with Eve, but some people weren't really feeling the pic, mainly because of Osbourne's pose.

Her lips look slightly pouted and she's throwing up what looks like the Ruff Ryders hand sign while seated next to Eve.
Twitter / Via Twitter: @MrsSOsbourne

Her lips look slightly pouted and she's throwing up what looks like the Ruff Ryders hand sign while seated next to Eve.

For those unfamiliar with the Eve's history, Ruff Ryders is the record label she began her career on, which was created by DMX. Here's an image of him throwing up the hand sign.

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After seeing the pose Osbourne struck, people got upset. "I'ma assume that's arthritis cos I know she's not tryna do gang signs cos she's posing with a black person," one person said.

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"Disappointed, but not surprised," one '80s-inspired text-generated photo said.

People were not thrilled.

@MrsSOsbourne @TheRealEve @TheTalkCBS

"Look at me, I'm with a black gangsta thug girl ... Let me throw up some random 'gang signs' to look like I'm cool," another person mocked.

@MrsSOsbourne @TheRealEve @TheTalkCBS “Ouuhh look at me, i’m with a black gangsta thug girl...ohh quick! Let me thr… https://t.co/MxZgAW3obc

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Some didn't understand why Osbourne didn't "take a regular" photo.

@MrsSOsbourne @TheRealEve @TheTalkCBS Bihh uncross yo fingers and take a regular damn picture

"Just couldn't smile, huh," another echoed.

@MrsSOsbourne @TheRealEve @TheTalkCBS Just couldn’t smile huh

But others noted that Osbourne appeared to be making the Ruff Ryders sign.

@MjDorris @MrsSOsbourne @TheRealEve @TheTalkCBS Ruff Ryders sign

"Yes, Sharon, show love to Ruff Ryders," one person tweeted.

Yes Sharon show love to Ruff Ryders!! https://t.co/zmmZvlMqex

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More people chimed in, also suggesting that Osbourne wasn't throwing up "gang signs."

It saddens me to see Sharon Osbourne more knowledgeable than some black people. “Why is she doing gang signs?! Raci… https://t.co/2TQJK6Et6S

"Many are ignorant to that fact," one Twitter user said, implying that some people may not be familiar with Eve's time in Ruff Ryders.

@JOLEiGHJACK @Kun__Mun @thenimacumonit @FLOTUK @MrsSOsbourne @TheRealEve @TheTalkCBS Actually, these hands are the… https://t.co/D1VdzsLIDY

BuzzFeed News has reached out to representatives for Osbourne and Eve for comment.

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