G-Unit head 50 Cent is finally applauding Fox’s hit “Empire” television series but gave some creative input to its overall presentation.
Despite being supportive of the new hip-hop-based show, 50 said the writers created an overly fast-paced storyline.
“I watch it, it’s like ‘Glee’ with a little hip-hop music in it,” 50 said when asked if he watches ‘Empire.’ “I feel like the storyline’s moving extremely fast. It’s jumping from doom-doom-doom-doom. Like, I didn’t show my [‘Power] character until episode four because I was in the pen, in jail – and Taraji [P Henson‘s character] came home in the first episode after 17 years. It’s like, ‘D*mn, what happened?’ … I’m happy that the show’s successful. I got a lot of friends working on that project. Timbaland is the music director of that show. Terrence Howard was in my first film with me, co-starred, Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Taraji actually read for Get Rich or Die Tryin’ so I actually met her during that time period.” (MTV)
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In response to 50 comparing their show to his “Power” series, “Empire” star Terrence Howard recently joked about sharing a big role in his 2005 movie, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’.
“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,” he went on. “So it’s kinda great. I’m proud of him – very proud of him.” (The Wrap)
“Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson answered a fan’s question about being singled out by 50 on Twitter last month.
— Taraji P. Henson (@TherealTaraji) January 5, 2015
50 Cent initially relied on his Instagram page to take a few jabs at stars Howard and Henson for the show marketing itself like his own executive-produced “Power” series.