(AllHipHop News) Before the new Fox series Empire even aired, 50 Cent was throwing a few jabs at the program. Back in December, Fif accused Empire creators of stealing the marketing campaign of his own show Power. The social media dig led to a back-and-forth exchange between 50 and Empire star Taraji P. Henson as well as fans of the respective hit series jumping into the debate.
Now that Empire has become a ratings behemoth, many viewers want to know what 50 currently thinks of the Lee Daniels produced music drama. He was asked about the show during an interview with Ebro In The Morning.
“The first episode – I didn’t know what it was until I got a chance to see it,” said 50. “The show moved so fast it felt like my whole season [of Power].”
He was then asked if Empire was similar to the other Fox music-based show Glee. 50 responded, “It is. When it stops and takes the ambiance in the room out, it just plays the music. So it feels like you’re watching a play.”
The G-Unit boss did admit that Empire and Power are not the same type of program. However, he still believes the success of his Starz show influenced Empire‘s strategy of appealing to an African-American audience.
“It’s so different from Power,” 50 added. “If you have a successful Black television show – they’re targeting that demo. This is why they did similar things in the artwork and tagline for the show.”
Watch 50 Cent and G-Unit’s interview below.