50 Cent Co-Signs Taraji P. Henson's Decision To Fire Entire Team For Failing To Capitalize On "Empire" Success

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In a post shared on Instagram, 50 Cent endorsed Taraji P. Henson's decision to fire her entire team for failing to capitalize on the popularity of her Empire character, Loretha "Cookie" Lyon.

Alongside a screenshot of a Deadline article reporting on Henson's recent comments, which she made during a chat for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, Power producer 50 Cent praised her decision and invited her to work on something together. "They dropped the ball fvck em @tarajiphenson," he wrote. "I'm ready to work let's get it!"

During her SAG-AFTRA Foundation interview, Henson was asked what the "best acting business decision" she's made was. "Firing everybody after Cookie," she instantly replied.

"Everybody had to fucking go. Where is my deal? Where is my commercial? Cookie was top of the fashion game. Where is my endorsement? What did you have set up for after this?" she said. "All they wanted was another Cookie show, and I said I'll do it, but it has to be right. She's too beloved for y'all to fuck it up. And so when they didn't get it right, I was like, 'Well that's it.' And then they had nothing else. 'You're all fucking fired.'"

Following the conclusion of Empire, Fox announced plans for a Cookie-led spinoff, with Henson involved in its development alongside co-creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. The project ultimately didn't come to fruition.

Last month, she spoke about facing pay inequality as a Black actress, and Keke Palmer co-signed her comments.

This post originally appeared on Complex.

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