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50 Cent Blames ‘Empire’ Ratings Drop on Too Much ‘Gay Stuff’

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October 4, 2015 by The ReadyWriter


50 cents regarding Empire

50 Cent thinks he knows why “Empire’s” ratings dipped in its second episode of the season — too much “gay stuff.”

“There are 3 million less viewers who tuned into last weeks Empire episode!!!! did you watch it?” Fiddy said in his Instagram post. “We could not take the extra gay stuff or celebrity stuff last night!!!!”

50 Cent chimed in with his own commentary by urging Taraji P. Henson‘s “Empire” character “Cookie” to call him for help.

“EMPIRES TV RATINGS TOOK A HUGE HIT. Ok I’ll stop now. COOKIE CALL ME BABY. I’ll tell every body to watch the show for you. LOL,” he wrote.

“Empire” attracted a massive 16 million viewers during its premiere last week. But the ratings dipped on Wednesday nights viewing to 13.7 million viewers. While those are still huge numbers, 50 Cent has a long-running spat with “Empire” and jumped at the chance to gloat.

The rapper, who in the past has accused the Fox series of copying the promotional campaign of his Starz drama “Power,” mocked the Fox series last week on Instagram after it took a dig at him in its Season 2 premiere.

The rapper is being petty no doubt because his hit series “Power” does not compare to “Empire”.

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38 thoughts on “50 Cent Blames ‘Empire’ Ratings Drop on Too Much ‘Gay Stuff’

  1. AlScream says:

    yup i surely stopped watching because of it.

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  2. Floridagirl says:

    Um yeah Lee Daniels needs to realize not everybody wanna see 2 men kissing on prime time tv.

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  3. Bobby says:

    OOh a post. 😛 thanks Tra

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  4. Bobby says:

    But um yea it is a little too much

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  5. Miss Ang says:

    50 cents is right which is why I tuned it off and out.

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  6. Adriane Page says:

    The writing in the 2nd season is really bad. this show will not last and yes POWER is a thousand times better.

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  7. Civil says:

    It is an insult to real men everywhere to see all these gay men acting like sissy’s

    it might be popular and accepted but it ain’t art. Its BullShit is what it is.

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  8. Adam says:

    50, is absolutely right. I dont mind gay characters but gay in my face all night, no way. I tuned out and wont watch if this becomes a gay agenda show.

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  9. Browngirl says:

    I am totally not shocked the ratings went down they will continue to go down too.

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  10. CorporateBitch says:

    For the 1st time ever I actually agree with 50 Cent. I have no problem watching a show with gay characters but when it gets to a point where you’re throwing it in my face it’s a problem. I don’t know if it has to do with the creator being gay or what but there needs to be some kind of balance if they want this show to have a longevity.

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  11. Lisa says:

    Season two is trying to address all the social issues of the world, that nobody wants to see everybody is not going to accept homosexuality. point.blank.period!

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  12. Olivijah says:

    This show will meet its demise.

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  13. Kayla says:

    The writing for the premier of empire was sooooooo bad. And what happened to the Manipulative white chick and bi polar brother turn into a loving couple?? Cookie just ghetto with no fabulous. The guys all seem gay. The women are all bisexual cookie was a madam having Anika sleep with a woman for what? Lol 😛 the writing was awful the first episode. I was done when cookie had on a guerilla suit and came out of a damn cage.

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    • Bobby says:

      Cookie just ghetto with no fabulous
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      Taraji is playing herself from what I hear. That’s why she can’t keep a man.

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      • SlickRick says:

        Cookie just ghetto with no fabulous
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        Taraji is playing herself from what I hear. That’s why she can’t keep a man
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        Guess ART does imitate life. smh

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  14. Ionna says:

    Last weeks episode almost put me to sleep. The plot lines were everywhere and it seems like they tried to cram as many characters into a scene as they possibly can. Hakim looks a lil tired too he may need some cucumbers for his eyes and some monistat on his lips to make them pink again.

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  15. Omar says:

    Oh shit a new post.

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  16. Omar says:

    Like fiddy’s show is any better? Palease

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  17. SlickRick says:

    Power is the TRUTH. Empire the director’s gay so he think erbody wanna see man on man action on prime time but he’s wrong and the numbers are going to show him just that.

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  18. SlickRick says:

    Wassup people? Ian been here in a minute. didn’t know Trace still cared plus I missed last weeks show apparently.

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  19. PookieNem says:

    50 cents is so petty.

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  20. gee says:

    Power is MUCH BETTER than Empire!! I must admit that that kissing scene turned me off, I just can’t. It makes me mad that they gay people want everyone to be tolerant and accepting of them but they have little tolerance or acceptance of anyone that disagrees with them. Maybe LOGO will pick it up! I hope it gets better because so far it has been a let down.

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    • Bobby says:

      Power is MUCH BETTER than Empire!!
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      HELLO!!!!!!!!!

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      • Ashanti says:

        It makes me mad that they gay people want everyone to be tolerant and accepting of them but they have little tolerance or acceptance of anyone that disagrees with them.
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        CoSign!!!

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  21. Aceman says:

    I refuse to watch EMPIRE. seeing men kiss ain’t my turn on.

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  22. Ashanti says:

    Lee better get a grip before his ratings stop lower. In the meantime 50 having a ball watching their train crash.

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  23. valerieperry35 says:

    50 is so petty that it’s funny 😆 but he’s on point with the “too much gay stuff”

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  24. yvonne2010 says:

    Claps hands O_O Fiddy ain’t neva lied.

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  25. henriettagreen38 says:

    I agree and Curtis makes a good point HOWEVER his show ain’t really no better it’s about an upscale drug dealer and killing. So in a way the pot is calling out the kettle

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  26. bballen says:

    Either way POWER is the show hands down!!!

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  27. tamala2010 says:

    I’m hooked on Power! Empire uh not so much.

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  28. Ionna says:

    empire’s on again tonight.

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