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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.”


“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.”

“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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