Empire season 2 has been under too much controversy ever since it premiered. With Fox going back and forth on cancellation of the TV series and now 50 Cent blaming the drop in viewers to too much ‘gay stuff’.
The Power executive producer seems to be bothered by the hit network series’ ratings, and took to social media to throw some shade in the show’s direction when the series took an 18 percent dip in viewership in its second episode of the season.
In a post that has since been deleted, Fifty reposted an Instagram user’s post that pointed out the second episode of Empire had 3 million fewer viewers, blaming it on too many celebrity cameos and too many “gay” plots. “There are 3 million less viewers who tuned into last night’s Empire episode!!!! did you watch it?” it read. “We could not take the extra gay stuff or celebrity stuff last night!!!!”
50 added, “Empire’s ratings took a huge hit. Okay I’ll stop now. Cookie call me baby. I’ll tell every body to watch the show for you.”
This isn’t the first time Fifty has fired shots at the Fox series, earlier calling it “some sh*t you get for free,” as opposed to his premium cable series Power, which is “worth paying for.”
He shouldn’t be too worried about competition, though. Power was picked up for a third season after its ratings record-breaking season 2 premiere.