50 Cent continues on his quest to shade FOX’s show Empire as much as possible, this time taking more shot at Taraji P. Henson, who plays Cookie on the show, and the show’s dip in viewership.
“Wow,” 50 Cent wrote under a screenshot of a headline suggesting less people are watching Empire as the show enters its third season. “Well look at the bright side at least. You can eat your Trophies. I was talking to old girl but you felt like you had to respond. SMH you I love you cookie.”
Henson, who won the Golden Globe for Best Actress this year for her work, didn’t hesitate to put 50 in check for the bullying and notes that while ratings have gone down, it’s still the #1 scripted television show.
With an act of classiness, she also takes the time to embrace fellow actress Naturi Haughton, who plays the role of Tasha on 50 Cent’s Starz-produced show Power.
“Sooooooooo proud of you @naturi4real I WANT YOU TO KNOW I will NEVER let any NEGATIVITY come between the LOVE I have for my sisters!!!” Taraji captioned on an Instagram post advertising Power‘s Sunday episode. “As women we put up with enough BS. I will NEVER add to that stress and heartache!!! YOU ARE DOPE on #Power and in life!!! #BlackGirlMagic SHINE BABY SHINE”
50 Cent’s ex-girlfriend Vivica A. Fox also went at him for continuously bashing her and Empire. Jussie Smollett — who plays Jamal Lyon, Cookie’s son, on the show — came to all the ladies defense and questioned the “I’m The Man” rapper’s manhood for pitting the shows’ women against each other.
“Do you realize how petty it is that you’re a crab in a barrel?” Jussie captioned in a lengthy post. “I hold up Taraji just as I hold up @Naturi4Real. So who is the real man?”
Check out Vivica A. Fox and Jussie Smollet’s reactions to 50 Cent’s Empire slander below.