50 Cent taunted the producers of FOX TV's Empire on Instagram.com on Monday. Empire was once considered competition for the rapper's hit Starz cable series Power.

The 42-year-old rapper-turned-actor tried to stir up trouble with producer/director Lee Daniels over Empire's increasingly poor ratings.

The ratings for Empire's third season ended down 37%, while Fiddy's Power TV ratings grows stronger. 50 Cent plans to move the series to BET network.

"Remember that other show that thought they were in competition with Power, what happened to it? I don’t hear anyone talking sh-t anymore. Now I’m gonna take over BET," wrote 50, who plans to move his series to BET Network.

Actress Gabrielle Union, who is known to be ultra sensitive on social media, reacted to Fiddy's post as if it was directed at her low-rated TV series, Being Mary Jane.

"I don’t compete with other artists, only celebrate," Gabby wrote on Instagram.com.

She added: "(There's) enough space for all of us to succeed. Cheers to Power and cheers to other creative folks uplifting each other. ALL our programming could use more shine... I know that celebrating others in no way dims my shine. Keep shining @50cent."

50 Cent responded to the confused actress with tact and class, saying he was a fan of her husband, NBA star Dwyane Wade.

"@gabunion I’m never gonna argue with you because your Wades lady. I like Wade, I got a lot of respect for him. This post has nothing to do with you, but you know I’m gonna be #1 at BET, and I want you to know your Mary Jane show is welcome to stay on my network. LOL."

Gabby's show could use the boost in exposure. The ratings for the 2nd half of season 4 of Being Mary Jane, which premiered on August 1, 2017, dipped 25% from the season 4 opener in January, which was was down a dramatic 46% from the previous year.

50 Cent

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  • i troll it like i see it

    The only person who ever spoke of a competition between Power and Empire was 50 Cent because he's immature as hell. 42 years old? Acts like a 13 year old.

  • hotntot95

    These folks so silly...???

  • IAmLegend

    Love him or hate him, 50 Cent is the ultimate troll. He baits people to get attention and they fall for it every time lol.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b3d2440fe8fab4bfe53fbd66ba99bcd9107b1f3f01a5c6e12c666b2ed5185c00.gif

  • JerseyMom

    Gabby, stay out of men's business.

  • chris

    Notice he didn't say he respects her, just Wade.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    I can see why she thought he was coming for her show, because he mentioned BET. However, there's no logic when speaking to 50 cent, she probably shouldn't of said anything to him at all!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Right lol

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    They really do!!

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Wait, Power is leaving Stars for BET??

  • YES I SAID IT…

    50 cent is that bully U want to try to avoid at all cost. I don't know why people entertain 50, 50 knows how to throw so much shade that all they need to do is take cover and go stand under a tree. But I will give him credit when credit is due. Power is the shiit and can't nobody take that from him, real talk!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I know Curtis can be a real azz ? but I admire his hustle.

  • Soda
  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Ahhh, thank you! So, my bill will stay high. ?

  • Soda

    Get a Fire Stick or Android box!

  • Browneyes

    It's all love I'm sure. I look forward to more/better programming @BET

  • IAmLegend

    Right! Lol. He would be the last person I would want to make enemies with...at least on social media. He can hurt your soul lol. But Power is the shyt!

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Okkk!!!

  • CaliGONECRAZY

    Lmao

  • Noirluv45

    First of all, I had to stop with, "50 Cent responded to the confused actress with tact and class..." Never have I heard those adjectives attached to 50.

    Secondly, Gabrielle is right. There's enough room for them all (even though I stopped watching Empire a long time ago and am amazed it's still on the air). Watched BMJ for one season as well.

    50 better shut up because what goes up, has to come down, and he's going to eat those words one day.

  • Lisa daniels

    She didn't assume nothing, she called out his hateful ass. The end.

  • Tammie Reed

    50 Cent is one cocky son of a bish LOL! I met him here in Atlanta thats a good looking guy and he has charisma shid!

  • Moon Lee

    Lol.... Fifty got down,along with some great P.R. Although Gabby is trying hard to be positive. It's a very competitive world!???

  • Lisa daniels

    Always been. You see how he did Ja Rule and how tried to Diddy the same way.

  • Noirluv45

    I'm sure she's too dark for his liking.

  • IAmLegend

    BET would be series suicide for Power. BET would cut the budget which would mean cutting the cast down. Ghost's penthouse would be turned into an apartment in Atlanta. The whole season would have to be filmed in 5 days cuz BET likes to rush and half ass everything. One of the kids would have to be replaced with a dog because they're cheaper and don't have SAG cards. Ghost's nightclub would be filmed inside Diamond's strip club to save money and somehow Kevin Hart and Brandy would become permanent cast members because they seem to have lifetime contracts with BET lol.

  • Keesh5000

    I must hand over my Black card on this post... I watch none of these shows https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/498e135773afcbc0fb80196368c424749052bed6b1033fc58f02f445f579197c.jpg

  • Please Stop The Madness

    He has no real say over Power. They have inked a multi year deal with Starz as of May. He just likes to get the people going.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Going

    Even tho hoing is funny as shit

  • SummerBaby

    I swear I'm crying laughing ?

  • NY_Chick

    Power moving to BET will be a big mistake. It will become watered down.

  • Soda

    That's why I laughed at the suggestion that BET should pick up Underground now that it was canceled.

  • Phillybruh

    50 may be going to BET but Power aint. And besides Tyler Perry is about to run that network with the Have and Have Not's. But I don't think Oprah is letting that one go.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Power is good. Empire 1st season was good and that's about it. Haven't watched Being Mary Jane yet.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol

  • IAmLegend
  • IAmLegend

    OWN would have been a perfect fit for Underground but Oprah said it was too expensive

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Lmao

  • Peter Piper ATL

    50 Cent is a very ugly man. That's all I have to say.

  • Vegas1989

    Too funny...BET would try to get GROUPON to film a scene at Mc Donalds ....LOL...My I have a #11 with Hot Mustard and Orange Drink please....

  • lil goodie

    50 has a new show going to BET... not power

  • Vegas1989

    I like this very much...LOL...I don't know why people fall for the same old thang with Fifty....LOL...He is a DRAMA KING>...and I can't stay mad at him.....

  • Ajavee

    50 is one bitter man. All the money and fame he has and is unhappy. He needs therapy.

  • IAmLegend

    Being Mary Jane is cool but Loretta Devine was awesome on that show. She deserved an Emmy for her role as that butch lesbian. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/97dcc54af44f1a2120eb26f913789f0314865c8187c7abda8e7e4df42014a0ab.png

  • lil goodie

    He has a comedy series going to BET... not Power

  • chris

    Shameful. I really wonder how black women can support him after all he's said and done.

  • Vegas1989

    keeping them coming. You have me rolling over here. Break Time People!

  • Keesh5000
  • Renee26

    I don't think she thought the message was a shot at her...her response read to me like someone who isn't for the shot throwing in black Hollywood period....that crab in the barrel mentality. She right too

  • Keesh5000

    50 such a shyt starter

  • V Dubb

    Gabby have a seat or five

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • V Dubb

    Lololololol you mean!!!! Whyyyyy though?

  • Jen_no_juice

    Gabby should've let Taraji or Terrence handle their own battle. Both Gabby and 50 talk too much. He's not taking Power to EBT I mean BET yet. But he's suggested leaving Starz which I agree to his reasoning behind it

  • Renee26

    Right...called a crab a crab

  • http://browngirltightcurl.blogspot.com nellboogie

    Persistant, petty, moist-princess...SMH!

  • Harley

    But Gabby was right tho. 50 has a crab in the barrel mentality (like this blog often does) and regardless someone needs to put him in his place. He is a disgusting pig who would never get my support. Plus he has come at her show in the past.

  • Harley

    agreed and he has come at her show before

  • Coy little wink

    I think he looks good...wears the hell out of a suit ?

    He's a bitchy hot mess tho

  • Renee26

    Alll of this!!!

  • Harley

    inside and out!

  • Harley

    agreed!!!!!! Rather watch public access television or netflix

  • Harley

    no he has a comedy show for EBT

  • Harley

    he spoke on her show before

  • Harley
  • Keesh5000

    They talking about this petty mess when Mona "aint shyt" Scott got people on TV looking a fool.. Imma just walk away (in my Masika voice) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ee42f45813e86469726cb6bed49377f634fd47fa03262cc114f68e918513193e.png

  • KarmaBackAround

    Nothin to see here but the egg drippin off Gab's face ???

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ROFL!

  • KarmaBackAround

    Agreed...will not have that same creative freedom on bet

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    To be fair he was rude to her previously .... and her hubby answered him directly in the comments. So this time he tried to be "tactful " however he was very rude to her before. He can be arrogant and childish. I lost all respect for him when was publicly rude to his eldest son. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1b7dcf5e858f4f4fe61b305b15bef709805bd158790e2e8d5def7eb8ad8ed71.jpg

  • Blue

    As much as we've been through as a people, and as much as we have yet to overcome, and as much influence as 50 has, this is what he tweets. Smh

  • Ryan

    Gabby's hair in that pic tho... why'd it make me think of Sho'nuff?? ? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6a0eed96899fb0f52767875f01d368410eaae2146687ac60431a4f1780298162.jpg

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!!!!! me either, but they'll just have to deactivate mine 'cause I ain't turnin' in nathan, Lol!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!!!!!

  • Fly By Day and Night

    She's corny

  • Look@m3

    4:44 All I got. I had to listen to it about 15 times before I got the message but all of this is foolishness including Fiddy & Gabby...Wait

    gabby uplifting other people because we all can win.....Do you think Wades ex wife won?

  • Justlooknout

    He wasn't even talking to her or about her trapping around with all those men on TV or in real life before pimping out WADE. Best of Luck to all.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Lol welp....

  • bashi

    When you are very intrusive that's what happen to you. Speak when you are spoken to. Gabby concentrate on your perfect life with your husband and his kids along with the break baby that you distance yourself from

  • bashi

    No he's not he goes by the 48 laws of power. All these black actresses are crabs in a barrels same way they just putting on a show. When Jada husband didn't get nominated she protested or when Jamie Fox won they left early for some foolishness. Entertainment is competitive make as much as you can. I love 50 he's a straight shooter

  • Nophace

    I liked Gabby until she started glorifying the Side chick with her BET show. Then she started letting D.Wade wear her clothes!! Smh

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Teeheehee ?

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Teeheehee ?

  • Quitedeliteful

    I like Gabby's wig -- that's all I got...

  • Lia Washington

    BOOM!!!

  • cpatterson_22

    I think 50 was talking about Irv gotti's show tales, which only showed two episodes, than disappeared from BET

  • Notatall

    BOOMX4

  • PussyGal0re

    Embarrassing

  • SannaTee

    Bye....I'm leaving now..lmao

  • SannaTee

    please step away from the computer now.....

  • SannaTee

    you gotta rememeber he is a marketing genius, he knows people love negativity on social media so he uses it to promote Power constantly....remember the fake rampage he went on when he was shown naked on the show and the time he made it seem as if he were arguing with Courtney the shows producer....ITS ALL A PLOY TO GET VIEWERS TO WATCH...and it works.

  • Lisa daniels

    9 bullets in the ass and he still ain't learned.

  • Noirluv45

    Chris, me too. I'll never understand some Black women's blind loyalty to Black males like 50.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    She inserted herself into that everyone knows he was talking about empire

  • On the radar….

    I lost interest in Being Mary Jane after her character and Michael Ealy character started sleeping around. They look incompatible as lovers. Power is my show. Maybe if her show was on that network I'd watch but hmmm...

  • Soda

    You missed one, there were 3!

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Didn't even know Loretta was on the show. I know it's on my list to watch on Netflix, so I'll watch it soon.

  • Lisa daniels

    Yep, you haters like other haters.?

  • Coy little wink

    Lol...me too

    I don't watch any of these shows. Just started watching the Mindy project...

  • On the radar….

    Lol. Let that man Rest In Peace! ?

  • Soda

    I feel like his character has a wife and kids in another city and he's using Mary Jane for some reason. I was going to say that he didn't seem to be her type but we've seen a variety of men in her bed.

  • On the radar….

    True

  • Renee Bee

    That last line.... Bloop!

  • Benjamin

    50 Cent is a certified dolt.

    He reminds me of that bully in school who's ass you want to kick, "But he avoids you because he knows you're not the one to mess with. He picks his targets wisely. But you really hope he comes at you, because you want to f### him up and put him in his place. That being said, he needs just that.

  • Look@m3

    Yes!!! Power. Although i hate how ghost and kanan was having a kumbaya moment. Made it a lil wack

  • On the radar….

    I thought the same..lol. Like hold up, keep it gangster.

  • Capricornlady

    I never liked her homewreckin behind lol

  • Capricornlady

    Yass! Ive always felt sorry for the ex wife. They made her out to look crazy and they played her. Karma is a break baby Ms Gabby.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    He always talking about something and somebody....sickening!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Me either... I gave up cable so if it don't come on free tv I'm out of the loop... Ima get the firestick or something...

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    I tried watching BMJ when it first debuted, it just was so phony and pretentious to me....her acting seems so forced...I just couldn't get into it....now Power...that's my issh....even though Fiddy can't act worth a damn, the other actors make up for it....

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Regardless though...Power is a good show...you can get people to tune in but it has to be good to get them to keep tuning in.

  • On the radar….

    Yes, they sure do because that Tommy character is off the chain alone. I was disappointed Julio was killed off.

  • Renee26

    Negative

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    I kept thinking the same thing....I wanted to correct folks...but I digress....

  • FOR COMMENT

    The absence of Mary Janes family has affected the show in my opinion. and the fact that if they add Mr World premiere views her ratings may be higher..

  • ???TheRider???

    I have to watch Power with the closed caption because I can't understand what anyone says. Everybody mumbling, except for Tommy fine self.

  • IAmLegend

    Lol. Thats how Keesh was feeling in this post.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    i have never liked gabby. she, admittedly, was (and prolly remains) a mean girl. for years she talked trash and tried to sabotage other women in the industry. she can miss me w/her faux outrage and hurt feelings.

    and curtis can count sand too. i don't watch power or BMJ ??

  • Coy little wink

    I borrow from the library...they have entire seaons of tv shows like game of thrones...Mindy project. Free!

  • Misslaydj

    POWER has me and hubs on the edge our seat weekly. Glad someone put us to it.

  • NY_Chick

    LOL

  • Luv Pitties

    Wait I saw a few episodes where he niece or cousin some heavy set girl was supporting her baby daddy with some police lawsuit money and took the car back from him. So that storyline is over now?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Love Gabby's hair but I don't like her face in that first pic.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    LOL!
    He said, her show was welcomed to stay on his network!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    50 is a fool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Super Petty but funny as H/ell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Faithz

    Love Gabby, 50 has a Nice look suit on.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Disappointed.....shiiiiiii I cried...like I was seriously crushing on Julio FINE azz.....he was too gorgeous to die...now I hate DRE....I want him DEAD for causing all this damn foolery and I want to beat the HELL out of Tariq for not telling them Dre knew Kanan was back.....this show has me in my feelings every Saturday....yes...I stream folks....don't give my hard earned money to greedy Comcast....so I get most streaming shows a day earlier....

  • Owww76

    That was last season with her niece got a settlement for wrongful arrest or something, She f'd it up and lost the money and yeah the baby daddy was all riding with her because she had all that paper to throw around.

  • Coco

    Not only do they support him but they also find him hilarious. Insane!

  • kbellaloves

    lmaoooooo

  • Coco

    I think that's her natural hair.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Omg he will have you question your existence!

  • Coco17

    Me too I like julio and he was fine as heck too!!

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Insane Taco Juice

    I tried reserving Season 3 of Power dvd through my library a few weeks ago and my number is 128 on the wait list.

  • Coco17

    How was it? I missed all of them

  • Benita Renee’

    King of Petty!!

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Ok, he sure will, with his messy crazy self!

  • On the radar….

    It has me in feelings too...lol! Didn't think a show would have me acting like these people are real..smh. Tariq ass, I just want to bop him over the head cause he ain't learned jack after Jukebox was about to kill him. Acting like a spoiled ass kid. Dre...maaann, I'm waiting on Tommy to clap that ass once they realize his antics. I'm almost certain Ghost will be hip to him before Tommy is though. And Mike, the crooked cop, let's see who catches on to his ass! Angela gets on my last nerve with her gullible ass.

  • On the radar….

    He is but I like it. Never a dull day with fiddy ?

  • TooMuchTea

    Wow! A RARE moment of class with that comment to Gabby! Is there hope for Fiddy after all??? Doubt it

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Power is the show to watch. I don't like Being Mary Jane, it's boring to me. Acting is sub-par at best.

  • Coy little wink

    ?

    Try couchtuner website

  • On the radar….

    I read that interview she did when she admitted it. She certainly plays the part in some of her mean girl attitude roles, very well. So it wasn't like it was not believable.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Yes, to everything you said....with the exception of Tariq, he needs one of those extension cord beatings that leave scars....LOL

  • On the radar….

    Ikr! Old school whooping!!

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Lolol her British love interest turned me off.... His voice and mouth area.. i just couldn't take it anymore

  • On the radar….

    They need to bring her back because she added some interest to the show

  • On the radar….

    Ha!

  • Pootietang

    "Programming"

  • T3

    I don't know how or why she thought he was referencing Being Mary Jane. That's apples and oranges.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whuuut??? I didn't think she had this much. It looks good.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Really ?!?!? I'm going to the library tonite!!!

  • On the radar….

    It's not. She showed her natural hair on social media. Trying to tell black girls how to take care of your hair while wearing weaves and got clowned by the natural sisters with actual long hair.

  • 2telldatruth

    50 needs to stop with the bolstering because this season of Power is really disappointing. I don't know if they hired new writers or what but half of the episodes and are really rushed. Kinda like what happened with Empire.

  • 2telldatruth

    Yep, this season of Power is half wack half Power. It's kinda weird.

  • Harley

    Really. He feeds negativity. He is a coon and a vile individual. You see the way he treats his son?

  • dontgetblocked

    Good move. Now we can get more than 10 episodes. Gabby. Don't nobody care about your raggedy show. I haven't watched it nor Empire in years.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She's veryyy insecure. She blocked your auntie on Twitter for nothing. Did I mention she's very insecure?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I'm British, and he even got on my nerves with his arrogant self. ?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Never. LOL

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    And needy! He just didn't the "IT" factor for me.

  • freelancepimp .

    Empire had a chance to be great, then they tried to force all that bullshit on people.

  • ArDnAhC45

    Never watched Being Mary Jane. Nothing about that show interests me. Love Power. No longer watch Empire either,

  • ArDnAhC45

    Love Tommy's character.

  • Coco

    She said she hasn't relaxed her hair in years. she's selling hair products (since natural in style now) so she's showing her natural hair more often.

  • Coco

    I think it is. She wears a lot of weaves so we don't know the state of her natural hair until she shows it. She hasn't relaxed her hair in years, so it's not far fetched that it would look like that.

    But I agree with the dragging. You've hidden your hair all your career, but now that you've seen natural hair is in style, you're trying to get people's money. But I'd rather give her my money than panthene and all the other white companies who never catered to black women's hair before but now want to do it because natural is in now.

  • speakinmymind

    It's just jokes folks...gabby, loosen your draws.

  • Mrs. (Asexual) Elmo¯_(?)_/¯

    Troll patrol

  • Wayup!

    BYE BOI????

  • Wayup!

    ????

  • Felicia Kelley

    He better stay where he's at!!! BET is where shows go to DIE!!!

  • SweetTEE

    They thought Starz would give them more than 10 episodes for the season. Thats why they had to cram so much into each episode. Lala talked about it on the breakfast club.

  • T3

    ???? they won't let you be great so

  • Dahl

    She hopped into the discussion to bolster views for her premier. I would have totally forgotten it was coming back if not for this post. And BET is definitely not the appropriate platform for a show like Power...

  • Hummingbird_225

    I thought he was talking about Tales Irv Gotti's new show. It won't be back on until Oct 10. Makes more sense. It's on BET and him and 50 have a long standing beef ?????

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Yup. Read an articke where the show creator said she wanted to do 12 episodes and Starz shut her down..

  • Lisa daniels

    I meant at add after you.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    But has Gabby talked about that "break baby" as yet??

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He's talking about Empire which was once in direct competition with Power. When was Tales in competition with Power?

  • Traci404

    Truth

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    He does I don't why he does it...get it together man

  • Soda

    I don't know if there were supposed to be only 3 episodes or if they pulled the plug due to low ratings but I found each story to be predicable, not really interesting.

  • Nessa

    Being Mary Jane has gotten whack.. I think these writers creative juices are running out.. Hollywood needs to recruit some fresh creative writers to join their team and retire the ones they currently have..

  • 2telldatruth

    Whew thank you!!!!!! I thought I was losing my mind!!!

  • ShWa

    He was not talking about her show I think she knew that, she was just trying to spread some luv that's all, BMJ is dwindling down tho.....

  • EMILY POST

    I mean he has the right to shade Empire.... they kind of stole some swag from Power.... If the show was presented by anybody else it would have probably never made it to television after FOX high jacked him. So the jabs 50 throw at Empire is understandable because they tried to stop him from eating and steal his plate like only Hollywood people can do.

  • unknown user

    Empire still has potential to be a great show but yes it is going down hill so they better do something quick. My suggestion is that they stick to a tragedy and build off of it. The main two tragedies were Ronda (who I think it was a mistake to kill. They need her character) and Jamal getting shot but by the next episode the whole situation was finished and we were moving on. Nothing to hold on to

  • Olga Summer

    Soooo {In other news} .....Am I the only one who cares about what network will pick up "Underground"??? :-(

  • Harley

    insecure and ugly.... inside and out

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    God does not like ugly!

  • Bdot

    50 a fool

  • kekeb

    50 cent is a rich mess. But, I'm glad he's moving the show to a black Network. BET needs saving

  • kekeb

    LMAO

  • JJSPLAYHOUSE

    NOPE

  • JJSPLAYHOUSE

    Being Mary WHO? I never watched it.