"I wonder why we just can't be two TV shows on TV with great ratings and great audiences," said Gabourey, referring to 50's jab earlier this year that Empire rips off of his own Starz show, Power. "I mean we're not against each other. I don't see why we both can't co-exist."
Still, Gabourey insisted the drama did not ruin the series premiere for the cast, which the 32-year-old actress said was just as fun as you'd expect.
"My cast we're a bunch of idiots. We're so goofy and we're like a huge family," she said. "We watched last night a total of four times. We literally watched it over and over again."
In the season premiere of Empire, Taraji P. Henson's character, Cookie, calls out 50 Cent. In response, the rapper took to Instagram, where he posted a video saying, "I can’t believe Cookie would say some s*** like that about me."
"Thirsty, me? Thirsty? Come on. You stupid," he continued. "Me and Cookie go way back. You know I hit that."