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Taraji P. Henson responds to 50 Cent’s ‘Empire’ diss

Taraji P. Henson to 50 Cent: Do not come for me unless I send for you.

Though many raved over Fox “Empire’s” season three return, one specific viewer, 50 Cent, wasn’t all that impressed. Following the Wednesday night premiere, the “Candy Shop” hitmaker threw all kinds of shade on Instagram.

“Well look at the bright side at least. You can eat your trophies,” 50 Cent wrote via Instagram. “I was talking to old girl but you felt like you had to respond. SMH you know I love you cookie. I got a new show for you BMF COMING SOON !!!#EFFENVODKA.”

As it turns out, days later, standout star Taraji P. Henson saw the diss and decided to sound off with her own message. “For the confused ppl. Do REAL research!!! Loose change makes sooooooo much UNNECESSARY NOISE,” she shared via Instagram on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 24. “STILL LOOKING FOR THAT DAMN CENT SIGN!!! I guess it’s obsolete. AGAIN CONGRATS ON YOUR SUCCESS BLACK MAN!!! @50cent.” In a follow-up post, she shared a screenshot highlighting a story raving over “Empire’s” continued success.

But that’s not all. 50 Cent wasn’t finished just yet. “All this back and forth s–t is starting to turning [sic] me on cookie, LMAO I ran into Lee Daniels at the gym on Sunset Blvd. he asked why I didn’t except [sic] his offer to be on EMPIRE. I told him I have a lot going on, I’m actually working on the show FOX is gonna replace EMPIRE with, he looked at me like…why the f— are you doing that?” the rapper wrote, alleging he’s coming for her crown. “It’s because I’m a drug dealer, and I was taught to get in, get your weight up, then take over. So that’s the deal #EFFENVODKA #smsaudio #FRIGO.”

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Meanwhile, reports later surfaced claiming co-star Jussie Smollett may have jumped in on the conversation when he posted this message: “So here we go … I’ve always taken the high road when you’ve said our show was too gay, was stealing the word ‘power’ in our marketing from your show, or was too whatever you felt like saying at the moment,” he wrote in the now-deleted post. “But now you’re messing with @TarajiPHenson.”

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