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Just before the premiere of “Empire” last December, 50 Cent took issue with the Fox series, claiming that they copied the marketing strategy from his Starz series, “Power.” However, after a cute little clapback from “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson, the rapper-turned-executive-producer seems to be a bit more accepting of the series.
“I think it’s good, and I’m happy the show’s successful at the present moment, because I got a lot of friends working on that project,” he said of the series during an interview with MTV News.
He still believes that they copied his marketing strategy though.
“She [Taraji] kind of got mad at me for what I was saying, but they did copy the art. They put ‘power’ in the middle of the tag line of ‘Empire,’ ‘Music. Money. Power.’”
As for what he thinks of the series, 50 had this to say:
“I’ve watched it. It’s like ‘Glee’ with a little hip hop music in it.”
He went on to say that the show is pretty fast moving in comparison to “Power.”
“I feel like the storyline is moving extremely fast…I didn’t show my character, Kanan, until episode 4 on ‘Power,’ because I was in jail for a long period of time. Taraji came home on the first episode after 17 years. It was like, ‘damn, what happened to the rest of the story? I don’t know what’s going on.’ It started moving real fast.”
Check out 50’s interview below.
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Could you see Stevie J and his infamous rat face on “Power”? The reality star and musician is quite the character, so why not?
Stevie seems serious about wanting an opportunity to test his acting skills out on the hit Starz show. Unfortunately, he’s not as serious when it comes to the ways he’s going about campaigning for a role on the program.
Baller Alert caught the “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star trying to holler at 50 Cent through his Instagram page, inquiring about an opportunity to be a guest on “Power.” Of course, 50 is both a producer and a star on the show (he plays Kanan), so Stevie hit up the rapper’s comment section to ask that 50 hook him up:
Well, you know what they say: “Closed mouths don’t get fed.” And while most would say an email or a phone call is the best way to go, since 50 Cent is often found clapping back at people talking slick on his Instagram page, I have a feeling he will see it…
But if Stevie can get a small guest role on the show, he has to bring Joseline along to partake in the “shenanigans.” Now THAT would be worth watching. We’ll see if Stevie’s wish was granted when the new season premieres this June.
Vivica Fox Says Even Though 50 Cent Was The One, She Refused To Settle For His Shenanigans: “Sometimes We’re Afraid To Be Alone”
We told you over the weekend that on an upcoming episode of “The Meredith Vieira Show,” Vivica Fox was going to reveal that out of all the men who have come and gone in her love life, 50 Cent was THE one. In case you missed that post, she said that dating the rapper was very difficult, and even though she had fallen hard for him, she had to move on from 50 because he was “just not right for me.”
Well, the full episode aired yesterday, and not only did Fox say that he was the love of her life, but she also shared, while fighting back tears, what she learned after she realized that while he might have been what she wanted, he wasn’t what she needed. This is what she had to say about the rapper being her biggest mistake, or in the words of Sheryl Crow, Fox’s “Favorite Mistake.”
“Even though he is absolutely the love of my life, dating 50 Cent was difficult. I really, really cared for him. I loved him very much and I always will, but he just wasn’t right for me. And that’s hard when you really, really love a person in your heart and you want to be with them, but you finally have to say, ‘He’s just not right for me.’ I wish him the best. He is amazing, and baby, he fine, but to just know that if you love someone, to just know that they’re not right for you. Sometimes love ain’t always right. The heart wants what it wants, but sometimes it’s just not right.”
Vieira went on to ask Fox what she learned once that relationship came to an end, and the actress said that she was reminded not to settle:
“To trust in my heart, and to know to take the time not to settle. I think as women sometimes we’re afraid to be alone. Or we think, ‘Oh my God, he’s a great catch!’ But make sure you’re not dating his agent. Make sure you’re dating him. Because you know the first three months, they’ll show you all the bells and whistles, and then the real one shows up. And that goes for guys and girls, because there are some girls who got some trick bags too!”
Check out that part of their chat below and share your thoughts. Auntie Viv was preachin’ about folks and their “agents”!
It was some time ago, but you may remember when rapper 50 Cent and Vivica Fox turned up on someone’s red carpet officially declaring they were a couple back in 2003. They had a nasty breakup that same year, both trashing each other’s names in the after math, with 50 labeling her a stalker and Vivica fighting back saying she was sexy long before hooking up with Mr. “It’s Ya Birthday” himself. But Fox recently revealed that there’s no love lost…in fact she might just have to see the G-Unit rapper next lifetime.
“He is absolutely the love of my life,” the 50 year-old Celebrity Apprentice alum admitted to journalist Meredith Vierra on her talk show in an episode scheduled to air Monday, February 16. Vivica explains that dating the performer was “difficult.” Both stars have said in the past that the demise of the relationship was due to conflicting schedules and the challenges that can come with maintaining a relationship while building a career.
“I really, really cared for him and I loved him very, very much and I always will, but he just wasn’t right for me.”
“That’s hard when you really, really love a person in your heart, you want to be with them, but you finally have to say, ‘He’s just not right for me.’”
Fox spoke honestly about her feelings for the 39-year-old rapper who made headlines last year mostly for the strained relationship he has with his oldest son, Marquise. He is also father to 16-month-old Sire whom he parents with girlfriend Daphne Joy.
“I wish him the best, he is amazing and baby, he’s fine, but… sometimes love ain’t always right,” she revealed. “The heart wants what it wants, but sometimes it’s just not right.”
50 Cent must have put the thang down on Ms. Fox, but it’s nice that she can put her pride to the side to talk openly and honestly about how much the relationship affected her. We’re glad they’ve been able to move on for the better.
When fans go to a concert venue or event to see their favorite artist sing, chances are, they’d prefer to see them sing live. But in what has become common practice, more and more singers lip sync, and while that’s okay under certain circumstances, these artists were criticized for faking it to the music.
When he was sworn in for the highest office of the land for the second time, President Obama decided to have none other than Beyoncé sing at the inauguration. She gave such a great rendition of the national anthem that her flawless performance left some in tears. But it turns out that the flawless performance was actually a recording. Queen Bey opted to “sing” over a recording because she didn’t have time to properly rehearse with the Marine band, who was backing her up beforehand.
Last week, we told you that 50 Cent’s ex-girlfriend Holly joined the growing list of the rapper’s former lovers who have accused him of domestic violence. As previously reported, Holly took to Instagram attempting to expose the troubled star for his alleged abusive and manipulative ways. As it turns out, Holly’s post was triggered by a prior post made by 50 in which he referred to her as “community p-ssy” and accused her of sleeping with Trey Songz and New York Knick J.R. Smith. This eventually prompted Trey and Meek Mill to comment on the drama.
Shortly after being blasted by Holly on Instagram, 50 returned to the social networking app to publicly apologize. Beneath a photo of the model, 50 wrote:
“Public apology: This [woman] is [a] good person. She has been a great friend to me for a year. I enjoy seeing her grow and progress in so many ways in a short period of time. I have no interest in seeing her down. She is a winner at heart, so she will always win. I have watched people hate her because of me, and it’s only made me want to see her accomplish more. She is a very special person. She looks up to me so I want to let this be known to people who would love to see her down. I’m never gonna let that happen. I’m way [too] big for that kind of sh-t.”
Of course, the drama didn’t stop there. 50 also lashed out at fellow rapper A$AP Rocky for sending Holly a private message via Instagram, which sort of leads us to believe that they may have reconciled since the fall-out.
“Boy of boy, last time I seen this punk he had a dress on,” 50 captioned a snapshot of the direct message. “You can’t afford Holly I gave her habits, get your weight up first boy. Bentley and better over here, n-gga can you buy that? F-ck you think I’m Kanye and you Wiz lol.”
I SEE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN N GET INSPIRED , AINT KNOW SHE WAS URS, GOT RESPECT 4 U SO QUIT ACTING LIKE A JELOUS SUGAR DADDY, KEEP IT CLASSY BRUH
— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) February 1, 2015
IM WIT ALL THE SHITS, YALH GOT ME FUKED UP. NIGGAS OUT HERE BE IN THEY GIRL'S DM'S MORE THAN ME N SHIT, EMO THUGS, MAKIN US ALL LOOK SILLY
— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) February 1, 2015
So much drama.
50 Cent’s Ex Accuses Him Of Physical Abuse: “Let’s See How These Pics Of You Beating My A– Will Look On Your Record”
50 Cent is facing more domestic violence allegations. This time, the accuser is the rapper’s ex-girlfriend, Holly. The drama unfolded on Instagram, of all places, after Holly shared a screenshot of what she says was a text exchange between herself and 50. In the messages, Holly threatens to go public with photos she says she has of 50 beating her.
“U got way more to lose than me,” she writes. “Let’s see how these pics I got of u beating my a—will look on your record. F-ck u.”
“Don’t do nothing stupid, Holly. Let’s calm down,” 50 allegedly replied.
The images Holly threatened to share have yet to surface; however, she was sure to call out 50 in the caption provided beneath the screenshot, writing:
“Now he wants me to calm down. U are nothin but a manipulating women beater. You’re a f-cking bully. Puts fear in everybody’s heart mistaking it for respect. I treated this man like royalty but all I got in return was ass whippings. Didn’t ask him for shit. He would buy me gifts to only take them back, what a man!!! He wanted me love unconditionally, I’m sorry I will not tolerate a grown ass man putting their hands on me. I was good before you I will good without you @50cent.”
The post was later removed. As you may recall, this isn’t the first time the rapper has been accused of demonstrating violent behavior towards a lover. His oldest son’s mother Shaniqua Thompkins alleged that he beat her in front of her daughter and then cried in her lap “like a baby” afterwards. And of course, he was formally charged over domestic violence allegations made by the mother of his youngest son. Those charges were later dropped.
50 has yet to respond to Holly’s allegations.
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If you pick up a copy of the New York Daily News this week, you may see a byline by 50 Cent.
The rapper/entrepreneur will be taking over the Confidenti@l column on Tuesday. 50 will be in charge of choosing the photos, writing the items and attending meetings for the column. 50 told Billboard, “Tables are turning on Tuesday at the New York Daily News, I’ll be choosing the content! Everyone better get ready.”
In addition to controlling the column for the day, 50 will also host a live web chat with readers. If there’s one thing we know about 50, we know he loves to be in charge. We can’t wait to see what he does with the column for the day.
Terrence Howard And Taraji P. Henson Crack Jokes About 50 Cent As “Empire” Becomes FOX’s Biggest Debut In Years
It looks like everyone tuned in and gave “Empire” a shot on Wednesday night, because according to reports, including those from The Hollywood Reporter and Shadow And Act, it was the top rated show of the evening. Not only that, but it wound up being FOX’s biggest debut for a new show in three years. Considering a lot of the shows on that channel are here one day and then gone the next, that’s a pretty big deal…
According to The Hollywood Reporter, and Nielsen ratings, in the key 18-49 demographic, “Empire” pulled in a 3.8 rating, and overall, averaged 9.9 million viewers for the night. Next to ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder,” “Empire” is reportedly the top launch of the 2014-2015 television season, and brought in numbers for the night that in the 18-49 category, beat out the likes of “Modern Family,” “Blackish” (a show it went head-to-head against that we love) and the season premiere of “Empire’s” own lead-in show, “American Idol.”
The show’s star, Taraji P. Henson (who plays the addictive character Cookie), celebrated the good news on social media last night:
This is awesome news for everyone involved with the show! Did you tune in to the premiere on Wednesday night? Thoughts?
And on a side note, Terrence Howard recently shared his thoughts on 50 Cent’s issues with “Empire.” In Howard’s mind, they are telling a similar story, but no matter what, he thinks it’s good that both “Empire” and “Power” are being given the chance to push the envelope on television in general. He also joked about his time working with 50 on the film, Get Rich or Die Trying. As he told TheWrap:
“Fifty is my monster man. We served jail time together in his film, you know, we’ve been naked together.
I love the fact that we’re both pushing the envelope with our shows and what it says about cinema and television, how the change has occurred to where black men can be on opposing levels, because we’re both telling a similar story. So it’s kinda great. I’m proud of him—very proud of him.”
And Henson was able to speak on her classic comeback for 50, and her real thoughts on his comments about the show. She cracked some jokes yet again:
“50 Cent is a comedian. He loves to push buttons. He’s a funny guy. I never took offense to it.
If anything, I thought he was trying to get [a] jab at him. You know, he’s jealous of Terrence, his looks, Terrence is light-skinned, he’s dark-skinned, you know, come on people. [laughs] No, he’s a sweetheart.”
50 Cent Responds To Taraji P. Henson’s Clapback Over His Claims That “Empire” Is A Carbon Copy Of “Power”
We told you yesterday that when asked her thoughts on 50 Cent claiming that “Empire” basically swiped its marketing strategy and style from “Power,” Taraji P. Henson responded by saying that she wasn’t paying attention to his opinion:
And 50 Cent being 50 Cent, I think we all knew that he would eventually respond to her statements. He did just that last night. But luckily he tried to make his response more comical than biting, and said that even though he wanted to date that “fine muthaf**ka,” he is going to have to rethink such desires now that she has put him in his place.
Well, hopefully all this back and forth between these two has encouraged you to actually check out “Empire” when it premieres tonight on FOX (at 8/9c) and give it a chance. At least once.
The show is definitely a big deal for FOX, as the network’s bosses and both Henson and Terrence Howard are covering The Hollywood Reporter’s new issue to promote the show:
What does it take to get a struggling broadcast network to launch "big, broad commercial hits"? Presenting the new Fox TV chairmen and #Empire stars @tarajiphenson and #TerrenceHoward for our latest cover, photographed by @millermobley. Head to the link in our bio for the scoop on the game-changing TV developments.
Clearly there is a lot at stake. But I’ll tune into it for what I’m sure will be some pretty awesome performances. Do you think you will tune in? What do you think about 50’s response to Taraji? Talk about it below…