Omari Hardwick Opens Up About ‘Empire’ and 50 Cent’s “Ni**a Section” Apology
For the last two seasons, Omari Hardwick has received an abundance of praise for his work on Power — but only from viewers, unfortunately, the critics act like the show doesn’t exist. And that, precisely, is why creator 50 Cent was pissed off and offered an apology to his leading man.
HipHollywood spoke to Hardwick about the apology, which he opened up about for the first time. “He’s been an amazing advocate, champion and brother of dude, this is where you’re supposed to be,” the actor stated. He also talked about the comparisons and competition between his show and FOX’s “Empire”. “No disrespect to Empire, but we are a show that should be reckoned with, you know, a force to be reckoned with as well.”
You may remember in January, Fiddy went off on social media after the cast of his hit Starz show didn’t receive tickets to the Golden Globes. “This is how Omari looked at me, When STARZ said they don’t have tickets to the Golden Globes,” he captioned an angry photo of “Power” star Omari Hardwick. “I said ‘I know, I’ll fix it.’ Sometimes you don’t have to say a word to express how you feel.”
The rapper went on to apologize to Omari for giving him a “first class seat in the ni**a section.”