50 Cent Fires Back at 'Empire' Premiere Diss: 'Me and Cookie Go Way Back'
By Meredith B. Kile
Empire wasted no time continuing their beef with rapper 50 Cent in their season two premiere, and now the rapper is firing back.
"50 Cent’s still taking jabs at us," Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) mused to her youngest son Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) in the show’s return on Wednesday. "Look what he put out on the ‘Gram, thirsty ass."
The beef started last year when the rapper accused Fox’s hip-hop hit of copying the marketing for the second season of his Starz show in an Instagram post that he later deleted. But there’s no bad blood from Empire star Taraji P. Henson.
"50 Cent is a comedian," she told The Wrap in January. "He loves to push buttons. He’s a funny guy. I never took offense to it."