50 Cent has turn into simply as identified for his web trolling antics as he has for his music and tv profession. He’s had a vicious feud along with his ex, Vivica A. Fox, that by no means appear to finish. He’s even stated hurtful feedback to his personal Power star, Naturi Naughton, that he later apologized for.
But one one who isn’t so fast to forgive 50 Cent for his typically messy methods is Empire star, Taraji P. Henson. Now, 50 Cent is taking his web trolling expertise to a brand new stage.
The problem dates again to 2015 when 50 Cent accused ‘Empire’ of being a rip-off of ‘Power
50 Cent first accused the creators of Empire of copying off of his Starz drama, Power, in 2015. According to the rapper turned government producer, the present used comparable advertising ploys.
“Their show is … the artwork was very similar they used ‘power’ in the tagline … they didn’t have to do that,” he informed the Television Critics Association. While he was vocal about his emotions, Power creator, Courtney Kemp, most popular to remain out of the drama.
“I don’t have an opinion [on the back-and-forth]. I think the comparison doesn’t do a favor to either show,” she stated. “It’s not fair to them and it’s not fair to us, because they’ve been in development for a long time, we were in development for a long time.”
Kemp was proper, although each exhibits debuted solely months aside – with Power first airing in June 2014 and Empire premiering in January 2015 – the street to manufacturing was lengthy. Power was first introduced it was greenlit in June 2013 by Deadline. 50 Cent had considered the idea for the present over dinner with producers Canton and Randall Emmett and labored it for a number of years earlier than discovering a house. Empire was picked up by FOX in January 2014 as a pilot order.
The forged of Empire was initially silent however that may quickly change.
Taraji P. Henson responds to 50 Cent about ‘Empire’ vs. ‘Power’
Henson quickly responded to 50 Cent’s claims on Twitter. “I pay attention to $’s NOT cents,” she joked. She later delved extra into his feedback when chatting with The Wrap and chalked it as much as 50 Cent making a media frenzy for publicity.
“50 Cent is a comedian,” she stated. “He loves to push buttons. He’s a funny guy. I never took offense to it. If anything, I thought he was trying to jab at him [Terrence Howard]. He’s jealous of his looks.”
Both exhibits had been huge hits for his or her networks however that didn’t cease 50 Cent from taking photographs. Henson would later say that there was room for each exhibits because the storylines are vastly completely different and air on completely different networks. Power airs on cable tv whereas Empire is on primetime tv.
50 Cent trolls Taraji P. Henson on Instagram after she speaks out
FOX introduced that the 2019-2020 sixth season of Empire could be its remaining season. Power creators additionally shared that its sixth season could be the final and introduced a spin-off on the Starz community. Though of their final season, Henson just lately opened as much as T.I. on his widespread podcast, expediTIously, the place she spoke concerning the disappointment she felt in the direction of 50 Cent for beginning the Empire vs Power “beef.”
“Our show has nothing to do with his show,” she informed T.I. “We’re talking two different subject matters. Then again 50, do you know what the f**k I had to do to get here? Why tear down another black person? For competition? There are a million other shows you can compete with. To do that publicly? It’s embarrassing.”
50 took to his Instagram account to answer Henson’s feedback. He began off with an apology; however, in typical 50 Cent vogue, his “apology” got here with extra shade.
“This is my sincere apology I did not mean to hurt your feelings in anyway. I love your work and I think you are amazing,” he started. “I’m sorry no one is watching your show anymore….I have met with the top executives at Fox and sold them(The Notorious Cop) it’s the show that is replacing yours…but I really want to work with you.”
As if that wasn’t sufficient, 50 Cent wasn’t finished along with his trolling session. He posted one other picture of an alleged Walk of Fame ceremony he’s a part of for Jan. 30 and captioned it, “you guys are all invited expeditiously,” which was a jab at Henson showing on T.I.’s podcast.
He then alleged that T.I. signed on to star on the present that he says is changing Empire on FOX in a follow-up post.
In a remaining blow, the hip hop mogul posted a photograph of Henson along with her former Empire co-star, Jussie Smollet, writing partially, “ I didn’t destroy your show it destroyed itself.” His post was regarding the Smollett scandal wherein he was accused of mendacity to the Chicago Police Department and submitting a faux report alleging he’d been overwhelmed in a racially and homophobic charged assault.
Henson has but to answer 50 Cent. Hopefully, she takes the excessive street and doesn’t resort to the forwards and backwards pettiness.