Star spat: Taraji P Henson hit back at 50 Cent on Saturday after he claimed ratings for her hip-hop drama Empire were down in an Instagram post he has since deleted
 

She plays the fierce Cookie Lyon in Fox's hit show Empire.

And actress Taraji P Henson certainly wasn't going to take it lying down when 50 Cent dissed the hip-hop family drama two days after the Wednesday premiere of its third season.

The rapper-turned-producer, 41, posted a screenshot of Taraji, 46, with a headline claiming her show's ratings were dropping.

'Well look at the bright side at least. You can eat your trophies,' 50 Cent wrote in the since deleted post, according to E! News.

'I was talking to old girl but you felt like you had to respond. SMH you know I love you cookie. I got a new show for you BMF COMING SOON !!!'

 

The celeb was referring to BMF: Black Mafia Family, a series he is developing for Starz following the success of the pay TV channel's Power, which is about a New York nightclub owner and drug kingpin who wants to go legit.

On Saturday, Taraji hit back with her own screen grab on Instagram, sharing a statement that her show 'remains the No. 1 show on broadcast TV.'

Setting him straight: The 46-year-old took to Instagram with this screen grab, saying, 'For the confused ppl. Do REAL research!!! Loose change makes so much UNNECESSARY NOISE'

Setting him straight: The 46-year-old took to Instagram with this screen grab, saying, 'For the confused ppl. Do REAL research!!! Loose change makes so much UNNECESSARY NOISE'

And she added in the caption: 'For the confused ppl. Do REAL research!!! Loose change makes sooooooo much UNNECESSARY NOISE.

'STILL LOOKING FOR THAT DAMN CENT SIGN!!! I guess it's obsolete. AGAIN CONGRATS ON YOUR SUCCESS BLACK MAN!!! @50cent.'

'Sooooooooo proud of you@naturi4real I WANT YOU TO KNOW I will NEVER let any NEGATIVITY come between the LOVE I have for my sisters!!! As women we put up with enough BS. I will NEVER add to that stress and heartache!!! YOU ARE DOPE on #Powerand in life!!! #BlackGirlMagic SHINE BABY SHINE,' Taraji wrote. 

50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, couldn't resist another dig, saying: 'All this back and forth s*** is starting to turning me on cookie, LMAO I ran into Lee Daniels (Empire's co-creator) at the gym on Sunset Blvd. He asked why I didn't except his offer to be on EMPIRE.

'I told him I have a lot going on, I'm actually working on the show FOX is gonna replace EMPIRE with, he looked at me like...why the f*** are you doing that?

'It's because I'm a drug dealer, and I was taught to get in, get your weight up, then take over. So that's the deal,' he wrote in the post, also now deleted.

And the feud doesn't stop there. On Sunday, 50 Cent posted a promo for Power's finale with the caption: 'Tonight 9pm it is gonna be made very clear there is no competition there is only POWER. 

'Anyone who has seen it on demand, or on the Starz app will tell you. Nothing out can compare. BMF Coming Soon I'm gonna change Tv.'

Empire airs Wednesday nights at 9pm on Fox and Power airs Sunday nights at 9pm on Starz.

 
 
 
 
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By Victoria Harper 09/26/2016 11:24:00
 

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