50 Cent Accuses ‘Empire’ Creators of Copying His ‘Power’ Marketing Tactics
If you listen to 50 Cent's rhymes, he’s made it clear that he doesn't tolerate snitches, but there's also another thing the rapper-turned-mogul can't stand: a copycat.
“POWER Season 2 is unbelievably good trust me," 50 wrote in an Instragram post accompanied by video of a 'Power' spot. "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.”
Both shows feature leading black male characters who struggle with balancing the street life and building their legacies the legit way via the entertainment industry. While Lucious Lyon, played by Howard, is handed a terminal death sentence and must decide which son to leave his record label to in 'Empire,' ‘Power’ focuses on the double life of a drug dealer-turned-nightclub owner who wants out of the drug game.
50 Cent could be on to something given the drug, music, money and sex aspects of both series, but he ultimately left it up to fans to judge.
Just minutes before calling out Howard and Henson, Fif posted a split image of Howard and Omari Hartwick of ‘Power,’ asking his female followers which show they preferred.
‘Power’ will return to Starz for season two in 2015, meanwhile ‘Empire’ will premiere on Fox on Jan. 7, 2015. Will you be #TeamPower or #TeamEmpire or tune into both? Watch the trailers for each below.
Watch the Trailer for 'Empire'
Watch the Trailer for 'Power' Season 1
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