UPDATE 1:01 PM EST: 50 Cent released the following statement through his rep:
"Mr. Jackson reposted something on Instagram that originated from a blog in relation to the decrease in Empire's ratings. When he realized there was additional content in the blog post that he did not agree with, he immediately deleted the post as that is not a reflection of his views at all."
Fair enough. It's good to know he clarified that, but hopefully he'll read the whole thing before re-posting next time.
This is disgusting!!
50 Cent saw an opportunity to take a shot at the hit FOX show Empire over the weekend, but the way he did it was just all kinds of wrong!
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The Power executive producer reposted — then later deleted — someone's Instagram comment that seemed to fault "gay stuff" for the reason that Empire's ratings fell so much between their premiere and second episode.
The post read:
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