Following a series of social media comments comparing the marketing campaign of Fox’s “Empire” to his Starz series, “Power,” it appears 50 Cent has stumbled upon a slight change of opinion for Lee Daniels’ hit breakout series.
During a recent interview with MTV News, the multitalented mogul shared his latest thoughts on “Empire,” comparing it Fox’s musical comedy-drama series, “Glee.”
“I’ve watched it. It’s like ‘Glee’ with a little hip hop music in it,” he said. “I feel like the storyline is moving extremely fast…I didn’t show my character, Kanan, until episode 4 on ‘Power,’ because I was in jail for a long period of time. Taraji came home on the first episode after 17 years. It was like, ‘damn, what happened to the rest of the story? I don’t know what’s going on.’ It started moving real fast.”
But despite 50’s dissatisfaction with the show’s accelerated storyline and Taraji P Henson’s dismissive response to his viral antics, he went on to admit his previous comments were all in fun.
“I think it’s good, and I’m happy the show’s successful at the present moment, because I got a lot of friends working on that project,” he added. “Timbaland is the music director of the show. Terrence Howard was in my first film with me, co-starred in ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin.’ Taraji actually read for ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin.’”
“And so, I met her during that time period where we were doing the casting. And then she kind of got mad at me for what I was saying. But they did copy the art. They put ‘power’ in the middle of the tagline with ‘Empire – ‘Music, Money, Power.’ … I just joked about it.”
Check out more of 50 Cent’s MTV News interview segment in the clip above.