It’s no secret that the second season of Empire has been taking a beating in ratings and it seems that Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson knows what’s turning people off.
Power” executive producer jumps at chance to bash the hit Fox series, claiming there’s way too many celeb cameos and ‘extra gay stuff’!
In an Instagram post that has since been deleted, Fiddy shared a screenshot of an IG gossip page that said Fox Network’s popular show’s ratings fell because of too many celebrity cameos and “gay” plots.
“There are 3 million less viewers who tuned into last night’s Empire episode!!!! did you watch it?” the post said. “We could not take the extra gay stuff or celebrity stuff last night!!!!”
Jackson also chimed in with his own commentary by urging Cookie (Taraji P. Henson‘s “Empire” character) to call him for help.
More details + check out a screenshot of 50 Cent’s post below…
50 Cent reposted a post from theindustryonblast_ to his 6.5 million followers but deleted it after about 10 hours claiming he didn’t fully read the caption. (insert side-eye!)
Jackson’s camp reached out to TMZ with the following explanation:
A rep for 50 tells TMZ the rapper reposted a photo to his Instagram making fun at the show’s decline in ratings … but he missed the part about the drop in ratings being due to the show’s “gay stuff.”
50’s rep says he deleted the post once he saw the homophobic comments attached to it. The rep says the comments were “not a reflection of his views at all.”
50 has been beefing with the show for a while now … mostly because he says it’s inferior to his show “Power.” It doesn’t help that “Empire” singled him out during the season 2 premiere episode.
[Sidebar: I think Fiddy knew exactly what he was doing… 😆 ]
VIDEO: Cookie Disses 50 Cent
I heard many people say that the second season of Empire doesn’t quite have the ‘IT’ factor that it had during season one and I have to agree. I can’t quite put my finger on it though… but it just doesn’t move me like it used too. I was looking forward to seeing a few of the celebs… but I think the cameos are getting in the way of a clear storyline.
For example, even Kelly Rowland’s appearance during episode 2 had to be explained to many.
As previously reported, Kelly was chosen to appear on the popular reality show as Lucious Lyon’s mother.
Rowland appeared onscreen for less than a minute during Empire Season 2, episode 2 (click HERE if you missed it) and her appearance confused many fans.
Rowland appeared in a flashback scene as Andre begged his father to tell him why he hates him so much. The answer, it seems, is because Lucious’ mom also struggled with mental illness.
Kelly is scheduled to appear on at least two more episodes, so maybe more will be revealed.
[Sidebar: In my opinion, that wasn’t too clear in the flashback… but apparently that’s what it was supposed to convey. But I digress.]