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50 Cent’s Empire Beef, A Complete Guide

On Sunday, Vivica A. Fox visited Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live and social media went crazy after her remarks about the 50 Cent Vibe cover.  The two began discussing Vivica Fox’s Empire role leading to questions about 50 Cent blaming the Empire TV show’s rating drop on the “gay stuff” on the show.

Cohen asked Vivica, “What were your thoughts when 50 Cent blamed the season ratings dip on ‘gay stuff’?”

Is 50 Cent Gay
Vivica responded, “First of all, you know the pot called the kettle black is all I’m saying.” Vivica had the world wondering: Is 50 Cent gay? Cohen then asked the 51-year-old actress if she meant 50 Cent was gay and she answered “he’s not.”

Vivica Fox then added, “I’ll just never forget there was a Vibe cover with him and Souja Boy that made me go, ‘hmmm’ he looked like a booty snatcher on that one to me.”

When Fox commented on the 50 Cent Vibe cover she was actually referring to the 50 Cent and Soulja Boy XXL cover, which featured 50 wearing a white mask with his arm on Soulja Boy’s shoulder.  50 Cent and Soulja Boy are rather close on the magazine’s cover.


50 Cent Vivica Fox Empire
50 Cent Vivica Fox Empire



Vivica Fox 50 Cent Soulja Boy
Vivica Fox 50 Cent Soulja Boy

50 Cent Vivica Fox Empire TV Show
50 Cent Vivica Fox Empire TV Show

Is 50 Cent Gay?
Is 50 Cent Gay?

50 Cent’s Response to Vivica Fox
50 Cent did not take long before responding to his former lover’s comments: “Oh No!!! Now she thinks I’m gay because I let her lick my Ass. LMAO. Wait, I didn’t want her to, she forced me, my hands were tied. 50 shades of grey,” the producer of Power wrote.

50 Cent also posted an image of Fox’s breasts accompanied by the words “Really bad boob job.” Soulja Boy Instagrammed: “Everybody hit up this cougar…she’s single and ready to mingle…1-800-GrannyDesperateForAttention extension I’mWashedUp.”

Following her appearance on WWHL, Vivica Fox posted “Boom!! That’s 4 my #EmpireSeason2 family yall!!” via Twitter.  “Drops mic ;) #WWHL.”

Vivica Fox 50 Cent Diss
Vivica Fox 50 Cent Diss

You gotta love social media:

50 Cent Dies Trying
So there’s more 50 Cent, Empire beef.  The Vivica Fox, 50 Cent beef marks yet another instance of 50 feuding with stars of the Empire TV show.


With the public waiting on Vivica to round up the cast of Empire to clap back at 50, lets do a rundown of the history of 50 Cent v. Empire.

January 2015
50 Cent Complains about Ads for Empire
In January 2015 50 Cent complained about Empire’s promotional content being too similar to the promotional content for his show, Power.

50 complained that Empire used the word ‘Power’ in advertising images: “They didn’t have to do that.” Jackson used social media to post about the similarities and Taraji P. Henson responded: “I pay attention to $, no cents,” with a peace sign emoji:

The Empire TV Show
The Empire TV Show

“Can you say anything bad when a woman says something to you and not be inappropriate?” 50 responded. “So I just laughed about it and let it brush.  That’s cool.  I think there’s room for more actual television shows.”

February 2015
50 Cent Compares Empire to Glee
During an interview with MTV in response to a question about Empire 50 Cent states, “It’s like Glee with a little hip-hop music in it.”



50 Congratulates Empire
“Taraji, you fine motherf–er, I’m happy to date you one day,” 50 proclaimed. “How you know this ain’t the love connection we been waiting for girl? You know I say things I don’t mean.”

July 2015
50 Congratulates Taraji P. Henson
50 Cent congratulates Taraji P. Henson to get a nod for her role as Cookie.  “I’d like to see Taraji recognized.  Black people really like the Cookie character,” 50 stated during the taping of a episode of Drinking With The Stars.





September 23, 2015
Cookie Claps Back
In Episode 1 of the Empire TV show’s second season Cookie calls 50 Cent a thirsty ass for being too eager on Instagram.  While looking at her phone, Cookie states, “50 cent still taking jabs at us? Look at what he posted on the Gram, thirsty ass”:

50 Cent Empire Beef
50 Cent Empire Beef

Empire 50 Cent Beef
Empire 50 Cent Beef

September 24, 2015
50 Cent Responds to Cookie
50 Cent posted a video response to Cookie’s comments.  He posted a video montage dedicated to Cookie stating, “I can’t believe Cookie would say some shit like that about me. Thirsty, me? Thirsty? Come on. You stupid.”

“Man, me and Cookie go way back, you know I hit that!”



October 2015
50 Cent Blames Empire Ratings Drop on ‘Gay Stuff’
As mentioned above Vivica’s comments were made in response to 50 Cent blaming Empire’s ratings drop on the show’s gay plot. “There are 3 million less viewers who tuned into last night’s Empire episode!!!! did you watch it?” he stated. “We could not take the extra gay stuff or celebrity stuff last night!!!!”

50 Cent Empire TV Show
50 Cent Empire TV Show

Similar to the way he created beef with Kanye West in order to catapult himself to the top of hip-hop, we are certain 50 Cent will continue to manufacture beef with Empire to promote Power.

By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More