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Taraji P. Henson Slams 50 Cent For Claiming ‘Empire’ Copied ‘Power’

Thu, January 8, 2015 10:47am EDT by Emily Longeretta 6 Comments

Feud alert! Ever since promotions began for Fox’s new show, ‘Empire,’ starring Taraji P. Henson, 50 Cent has been pretty vocal about his thoughts — and he’s thinking that the show is ‘trying to be like ‘Power,” his show on Starz. Now, Taraji has responded to his claims. Watch the video here!

Don’t call it a copycat! Taraji P. Henson, 44, isn’t about to let 50 Cent claim her new show is a fraud — in fact, she’s totally responding to him. She sat down withe Empire costar Terrence Howard and you’ve got to see their response. Watch above!

Taraji P. Henson Fights With 50 Cent

Two weeks ago, 50 Cent threw shade at Empire, the new show that premiered on Jan. 7 on Fox, claiming that it wasn’t original.

“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,” he wrote.

Of course, the team at Empire didn’t like that — and on Jan. 5, Taraji took to Twitter to respond when fans began asking. Let’s just say – she had a lot to say.

Luckily, 50 captured himself reading those tweets in an Instagram video.

“That fine m—erf–ker Taraji talking about me? I was gonna date that m—erf–ker. I gotta think about this sh-t now,” he said.

Taraji & Terrence Love 50

However, it seems like there’s nothing but love between Taraji and 50 — and Terrence!

“50 Cent is a comedian,” Taraji told TheWrap. “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,” she said referencing Terrence. “He’s jealous of his looks.”

“50 is my monster man,” Terrence added. “We served jail time together in his film [Get Rich or Die Tryin], we were naked together. I love the fact that we’re both pushing the envelope with our shows.”

Well, we love that their friends because they’re all way too talented to be feuding and they both have awesome shows! What do you think, HollywoodLifers?

— Emily Longeretta