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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”

January 30th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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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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50 Cent To Take Over NY Gossip Column For The Week

January 11th, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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A photo posted by 50 Cent (@50cent) on

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

January 9th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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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 TryingAs 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”

January 7th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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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:

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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:

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…

Taraji P. Henson Responds To 50 Cent Saying “Empire” Is A Copycat Of “Power”: “I Pay Attention To $’s Not Cents”

January 6th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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50 Cent says FOX copied "Power" marketing strategy to promote their forthcoming series, "Empire".

Fox, Starz

Lee Daniels’ new series, “Empire,” premieres on FOX tomorrow night (9/8c) after pushing a pretty expensive, thorough and successful marketing campaign. Said marketing campaign has attracted some critics though, including rapper and “Power” executive producer, 50 Cent, who said that “Empire” stole their promotional ideas from his show:

“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.”

The rapper would also go on to share a side-by-side image of both shows’ main characters, James “Ghost” St. Patrick and Lucius Lyon, asking social media followers to choose which one they prefer.

As the show prepares to air tomorrow and the stars do their media rounds, a fan asked Henson what she thought about 50’s criticism, and clearly, Henson isn’t worried about anything he has to say:


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While I haven’t had the chance to see “Empire” as of yet, based on what my coworkers who went to screenings said, it’s more about a successful family, how they’re constructed and interact, and each individual’s struggle for power. Now, “Power” is more focused on “Ghost,” his work in the drug trade (and hopes to go legitimate), and his relationship with his mistress, vs. his relationship with his wife. Similar strong protagonists, similar money-hungry wives–but that’s about it. I for one enjoy “Power” for the most part, but I’m also interested in seeing what “Empire” has to offer. There’s room for both shows to have success, 50…

50 Cent Accuses FOX Of Mimicking His “Power” Marketing Strategy For “Empire”

December 29th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Fox, Starz

Fox, Starz

With just days until the series premiere of Lee Daniels’ new series, “Empire” (which is really entertaining by the way), it appears that the executive produce of another series has a complaint or two regarding the show.

50 Cent recently took to Instagram to express his disapproval of the marketing strategy implemented to promote the series, which stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, because he felt that it was copied from the playbook used to market his Starz series, “Power”.

He initiated the conversation by sharing a side-by-side image comparing the protagonists from both series, Lucius Lyon of “Empire” and James “Ghost” St. Patrick of “Power.”

A photo posted by 50 Cent (@50cent) on


“Empire VS. Power LADIES what’s up you be the judge. LMAO #SMSAUDIO #FRIGO #POWERTV,” he wrote.

He then followed up with a brief clip promoting the upcoming season of “Power.” The rapper was sure to make it clear that he has no issues with Taraji or Terrence, but argued that he feels FOX executives mimicked the marketing strategy for his Starz series.

“POWER Season 2 is unbelievably good trust me,” he wrote. “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.#SMSAUDIO #FRIGO #POWERTV.”

A video posted by 50 Cent (@50cent) on

“Empire” is set to debut on FOX Wednesday, January 7. Representatives for the series did not immediately return our request for comment concerning this matter.

Do you think 50 has a point or is he reaching?

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50 Cent To Produce Film About Boxer Johnny Tapia

December 28th, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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50 Cent is ready to hit the big screen again.

This time around, the rapper will be working behind the scenes. 50 Cent is reportedly producing a new film with Pretty Little Liars star Tammin Sursok about the boxing legend Johnny Tapia. Tapia was a five-time boxing world champion.

The untitled film will be released on HBO and depict the life of Tapia. According to the DailyMail, 50 signed on to do the project because

“of the synergy and parallels he shares with the late boxer, who died from heart disease in 2012 aged 45. Both 50 Cent – real name Curtis James Jackson III – and Johnny have beaten the odds to become successful and, tragically, both their mothers were brutally murdered.”

There are no announcements regarding casting or release date. However, there will be a season 2 of his hit series Power!

“Aeronautically Designed For My Chocolate Covered Strawberries”: 50 Cent Earns $78 Million Underwear Deal

December 19th, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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50 Cent Earns $78 Million


This week, 50 cent earned a $78 million deal with designer brand Frigo Revolution to promote men’s underwear.

The Queens rapper announced the news on Instagram in the photo below with the caption:

“I just did a deal for $78 million for underwear. What did you muthaf—as do today?”



He also posted another photo of himself (see above) eating a slice of Cinnamon Raisin bread while holding a “money sandwich” alongside a stack of cash. Billboard reports that 50 will be working with retired Yankees baseball player Derek Jeter to promote the $100 underwear brand, which allows men to comfortably adjust the family jewels.

Besides making money in the undergarment industry, 50 shared with Late Night host Seth Myers that he will be starring with Melissa McCarthy in the film Spy, set to debut in 2015.

Watch 50’s entire interview with Seth Myers below.

H/T Hip Hop Wired

50 Cent Distastefully Fuels Stephanie Moseley-Trey Songz Affair Rumors

December 9th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Yesterday, we reported on the heartbreaking news that actress Stephanie Moseley had been murdered by her husband, Earl Hayes, who later took his own life. Several reports have popped up since then with sources claiming to have knowledge of the circumstances that pushed Hayes to take Moseley’s life. One troubling report claims that Earl was convinced that Moseley had carried on a romantic affair with R&B singer Trey Songz.

So far, Trey’s people have remained silent regarding the allegations, but there is someone who has decided to speak on the reports and that person is 50 Cent. On Instagram earlier today, the rapper-turned-actor decided to butt in and question Trey’s dedication message to Stephanie.

“Trey how you get all in this sh! T man,” 50 wrote. “Talking like a pimp, Baby you was a angel here on earth an now in the sky. You’ll be missed but never forgotten. LOVE ? Call my phone.”



The post was later removed from 50’s account. It is unclear what he was hoping to accomplish with the post, but whatever the motive, it seems a tad insensitive considering that two people lost their lives less than 48 hours ago. As previously reported, 50 also addressed his estranged friend Floyd Mayweather, who was reportedly on FaceTime with Hayes before he shot Moseley.


Floyd Mayweather On Facetime With Earl Hayes When He Shot “Hit The Floor” Dancer; Copes By Going To Clippers Game

December 9th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Floyd Mayweather, Hayes and Moseley

We told you yesterday that popular backup and “Hit The Floor” dancer Stephanie Moseley was found shot dead alongside her husband, Earl Hayes, who killed her and then himself afterwards. The two reportedly had been arguing a lot lately and he suspected her of stepping out on him. Hayes was signed to Mayweather’s record label and was good friends with the boxing champion. And according to TMZ, Mayweather was the last person Hayes called before he took his wife’s life and his own.

According to TMZ, sources close to Mayweather say that Hayes called him on FaceTime Monday morning visibly upset and claiming that Moseley had been unfaithful. They claim that Hayes told the boxer that he was going to harm her, and though Mayweather tried to calm him down, it didn’t work. Mayweather wouldn’t divulge what exactly he saw, but those close to him say that he was a witness to what occurred and heard everything and is being treated as a witness in this case. Mayweather is reportedly in shock over the murder/suicide, especially since he reportedly saw a lot of it go down.

Mayweather reposted a picture from former adversary, 50 Cent, which briefly spoke on Hayes and was an olive branch of sorts to Mayweather during this hard time. The rapper and the boxer had been publicly squabbling on social media for months on end. This was all that he posted after yesterday’s events:

#repost @50cent

A photo posted by Floyd Mayweather (@floydmayweather) on


Later on in the day, Mayweather was spotted out and about, deciding to get out of the house and free his mind at an L.A. Clippers game. He can usually be found courtside at games for both the Lakers and the Clippers, and last night he appeared in his seat, eyes covered in dark shades. He was snapped conversing with different Clippers players throughout the night, including Chris Paul, but for the most part, he wasn’t his usual cheesing, money-flashing self.

This is definitely a sad turn of events, and to witness anything like that has to be horrific. Prayers continue to go out to all those involved in this tragedy and their loved ones.