50 Cent claims that he doesn’t hate gay people…even though he posted a photo slamming the show ‘Empire’ on his Instagram that included a homophobic slam. Has his ongoing feud with the Fox TV show finally gone too far?
50 Cent, 40, used to beef with other rappers, but now he’s going after TV shows — one in particular. The “P.I.M.P.” rapper has had an ongoing feud with the Fox hip hop hit Empire, but when he dissed the series this time around, he took a big shot at gay people too. 50 reposted an Instagram snap that claimed less people were watching Empire because of the “gay stuff”. Now, he’s backing off the comment and has been forced to clarify that he is not a homophobe.
The rapper shared another Instagram user’s post on Oct. 1 that showed a picture of the fictional Lyon family and had the caption “There are 3 million less viewers who tuned into last night’s #Empire episode!!! did you watch it??? We could not take the extra gay stuff or celebrity stuff last night!!!” He has since taken the post down…but not before people noticed the homophobic diss. Now his rep claims that 50 posted the pic without noticing the anti-gay comments and he took it down as soon as he realized what it said. The rep also says that the comment was “not a reflection of his views at all,” according to TMZ. Watch yourself Fiddy!
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The feud between Fiddy and Empire has been ongoing and the latest round kicked off when Taraji P. Henson‘s character on the show, Cookie Lyon, called the rapper “thirsty” on the second season premiere. The “Candy Shop” singer hit back on his Instagram when he posted a video of himself criticizing Cookie. “Can’t believe Cookie would say some sh*t like that about me,” 50 Cent says in the video. “Thirsty? Me? Thirsty? Come on. Ya stupid?” He follows up with, “Man, me and Cookie go way back — you know I hit that.” Whoa, Empire is so good that even the off-screen drama is fire!
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— Alex Cramer