Taraji P. Henson Calls Out 50 Cent For “Tearing Down Another Black Person”

by Taylor Handberry Staggers

January 16, 2020

Photos by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage and Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic

There’s been somewhat of a rivalry between the hit shows “Empire” and “Power” and on the latest episode of T.I.‘s podcast, ExpidiTIously, Taraji P. Henson commented on the tensions.

In TIP fashion, the Grand Hustle founder referred to 50 Cent as an “antithesis” of the show “Empire” to which Henson responded:

“Our show had nothing to do with his show. We’re talking two different subject matters, you know what I mean? “

The 49-year-old actress went on to say:

“And then again 50, do you know what the f*** 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 publicly, it’s embarrassing.”

Back when the shows first started, 50 Cent claimed that Lee Daniels‘ “Empire” copied the format, and marketing of his STARZ hit, “Power.” Since then, the rapper-turned-television-producer has made many other derogatory remarks about the show, cast, and it’s ratings. 

Unfortunately, both “Power” and “Empire” have been canceled and are in their final seasons.

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