50 Cent Compares Taraji P. Henson In ‘Empire’ To Patina Miller In ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ + Patina Miller Claims Both Characters Can Exist And Not Be In Competition
Could 50 Cent be trying to stir the pot?
Earlier today (Tuesday, August 10th), 50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson) went to Instagram to share his thoughts. Specifically, he compared Taraji P. Henson and Patina Miller‘s characters on Empire and Power Book III: Raising Kanan, respectively. On Empire, Taraji P. Henson stars as Loretha “Cookie” Lyon, while Patina Miller plays Racquel Thomas on Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
50 Cent initially posted a side-by-side of the characters and seemed to suggest Patina Miller‘s character was surpassing Taraji P. Henson‘s. He wrote:
“You know I don’t miss nothing @patinamiller knocking cookie s**t out the box. Empire who, how, where? LOL.”
Patina Miller soon commented on the post, essentially trying to emphasize that neither character needs to be in competition with the other. She replied:
“Normally I wouldnt comment, but i feel its necessary…both of these characters are strong af. I love that queen and look up to her! I do think both characters can co exist and one doesnt have to be ‘better’ than the other…Lift them both up!! Thank you for your support always @50cent.”
However, 50 Cent wasn’t done speaking his mind. He screenshotted Patina Miller‘s comment and uploaded it, and he captioned the photo:
“Did she just say that? @patinamiller i’m the only one comparing you and @tarajiphenson to make people see you that way. Taraji crazy a** put in a lot of work, it takes a lot of time to get in the hearts and minds of an audience like that. You over there on some black women power s**t smh LOL WTF.”
It is also worth noting that Patina Miller responded to a fan’s comment on 50 Cent‘s original post, writing:
“im gonna always [support Black women]…its not easy being a woman in this world..especially a black woman… Imma ride til the end! Period!”
Taraji P. Henson has not responded to the situation.
Notably, this is not the first time 50 Cent has had issues with Taraji P. Henson. Last year, he was accused of trying to pit Power against Empire, and Taraji called him out on it. However, 50 Cent doubled-down in a series on Instagram posts, and in part said:
“I love your work and I think you are amazing. I’m sorry no one is watching your show anymore. I realize I have to work on the fact that I have less empathy then others… Taraji, I didn’t destroy your show it destroyed itself.”
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