For the last few decades #50cent has successfully made a name for himself in the industry as a musician, mogul, actor, producer and director. However non of those titles compare to the fact that he will forever reign as the most notorious social media jokester known to man. Though his stints may cause many to chuckle there are certain instants where his jokes lead to a path of friction amongst other industry elites!
FOX original series Empire has ever so often been compared to STARZ original hit series Power. Though it is blatantly obvious that the shows are sincerely different; many blame 50 for viciously pinning the two against one another..
Within a recent episode of #TI ‘s podcast #Expeditiously , #TarajiPHenson was asked what were her thoughts upon the shows comparisons throughout the years amongst 50 cents antics; reports Complex Magazine. Henson voiced the fact that the shows differ immensely and that she’s not a fan of pinning two predominantly black shows against one another.
“Our show has nothing to do with his show, we’re talking two different subject matters,” Henson states. “Then again 50, do you know what the fuck 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. And to do that publically, it’s embarrassing.”
Sources have confirmed that 50’s Empire beef came about in 2015 after he accused show runners of stealing Power’s marketing campaign.
“POWER Season 2 is unbelievably good trust me. I have the best writers and show runner. I like Terrence Howard and Taraji Henson. I don’t like that they would copy the marketing,” states 50 in a #PostandDelete piece on Instagram.
Resulting in Henson clapping back on Twitter to say “I pay attention to $’s NOT cents.”
Both Power and Empire are currently within their sixth and final seasons. In our honest opinion there is zero need to compare either shows to one another. We should all celebrate and embrace the fact that two predominantly black casts and crews have been able to change the face of television forever within their tenure. That’s all that truly matters.