*“Empire’s number one hater 50 Cent jumped all over news of the show’s slight ratings dip last week.
In an Instagram post that has since been deleted, the rapper shared a page called @industryonblast that said the Fox series is suffering from too many celebrity cameos and “gay” story lines.
“There are 3 million less viewers who tuned into last night’s Empire episode!!!! did you watch it?” the post said. “We could not take the extra gay stuff or celebrity stuff last night!!!!”
50 Cent added commentary of his own by urging Taraji P. Henson‘s “Empire” character to call him for help.
“EMPIRES TV RATINGS TOOK A HUGE HIT. Ok I’ll stop now. COOKIE CALL ME BABY. I’ll tell every body to watch the show for you. LOL,” he wrote.
As previously reported, “Empire” drew 13.7 million viewers in its second week, down from 16 million for its premiere.
Wednesday’s 13.7 million was still enough to win the night, but it left an opening for 50 Cent to resume the beef he started in January, when he first accused the Fox series of copying the promotional campaign of his Starz drama “Power.”
During last week’s “Empire” premiere, Cookie called 50 Cent “thirsty,” which prompted the rapper to respond in a video post saying, “I can’t believe Cookie would say some sh** like that about me. Thirsty? Me? Thirsty? Come on.”