50 Cent Addresses ‘Power’ Feud With ‘Empire’

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Is there a TV feud going on between Power and Empire?

It seems like the two television dramas, starring primarily African-American casts, are going head to head over the operation of their publicity tactics.

According to the Associated Press, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who features as an actor and serves as an executive producer for Power, feels as if the promotional commercial for Power was nearly mirrored by Empire to launch the new series.

“That show is…the artwork was very similar and they used ‘power’ in the tagline [for] Empire,” Jackson said of Empire. “They didn’t have to do that.”

Both shows convey a similar story-line based on drug deal operations that eventually launched successful businesses. However, after Jackson used his social media account to point out the similarities between the two ads, both shows convey a similar story-line based on drug deal operations that eventually launched successful businesses, Empire star Taraji P. Henson took to Twitter to throw shade at Jackson’s concerns by saying: “I pay attention to $, not cents.”

In response, Jackson decided to ease off the situation with one final statement:

“You know women. They’re going to say what they’re going to say! Can you say something back when they say something to you and not be inappropriate? So I just laughed about it and brushed it off. I think there’s room for more television shows. I don’t think it’s necessary to have one show at a time. There’s room for everybody.”

Starz’s Power will debut it’s second season later this year, while Empire just premiered its pilot episode for the first season last Wednesday (Jan. 7).

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