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Taraji P. Henson Fires Back At 50 Cent’s “Empire” Diss



Taraji P. Henson isn’t paying any mind to 50 Cent’s recent comment about her upcoming drama, Empire. When asked by a fan how the actress felt about the rapper’s remark claiming that the show “copied” the marketing from his show, Power, Henson responded:

“I pay attention to $’s NOT cents?”

She also responded to another comment writing: “IJS I couldn’t even find the “cent” sign!! #ByeBitch #Empire.”

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In a Instagram post that has since been deleted, Fiddy slammed the show’s marketing technique writing:

“POWER Season 2 is unbelievably good trust me. I have the best writers and show runner. I like Terrence howard and Taraji Henson. I don’t like that They would copy the marketing.”

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And although the rapper admitted to liking Howard, he made it clear that he the Empire star is no stand up match to POWER’s, Omari Hardwick.

“Empire vs. Power LADIES what’s up you be the judge. LMAO,” he wrote, including a side by side image of both shows leading men.

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Tune into HipHollywood on Wednesday to see video, photos and interviews from Empire’s red carpet premiere.

The show hits airwaves on January 7 at 9 p.m. on FOX.

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Exclusive: Sorry, Folks, Diddy Did NOT Offer H&M Model A Contract



Last week rumors started circulating that Diddy had offered Liam Mango, the young model featured in the H&M ad a Sean John modeling contract. Unfortunately those reports, as sweet as they sound, aren’t true.

Diddy spoke to reporters backstage before a tapping of his new show The Four  and clarified what really happened.

“I didn’t actually offer a modeling contract to him I told my people to reach out to him so we could use him in the next shoot that we do,” he explained.  “But with that being said, I think that what we’re seeing is just a general insensitivity to how we feel you know. I think that H&M is going to feel the results of that.”

H&M has issued an official apology for featuring Mango on their website in a “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” hoodie, saying in a statement : “We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top. The image has been removed from all online channels and the product will not be for sale in the United States. We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues.”

After photos of the young boy hit the web, folks started speaking out against the retailer calling them racist and insensitive. But one person not feeling that way was Mango’s mother. She posted her thoughts Facebook questioning what all the fuss is about. “I really don’t understand but not coz am choosing not to but because it’s not my way of thinking, sorry.”

She and the boys father Terry Odhiambo have since had a change of heart appearing on ITV on Monday, saying they don’t think that there’s ever an “overreaction when it comes to racism”.

They also said they’ve had to move from their home in Sweden, and haven’t been able to live a normal life since the controversy started.

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