The line between real life and the world of Empire is blurred both within the show and outside of it, but things got even murkier last night in the season 2 premiere. Cookie Lyon shaded 50 Cent by calling him “thirsty” on Instagram. The line was no doubt a reference to 50 trolling Taraji P. Henson on the ’gram a few months back, but 50 has since deaded his beef with Empire, saying he’d “like to see Taraji recognized” for her portrayal of Cookie.
50 had to say something about last night’s shade nonetheless, so he responded to it with the following video, courtesy of TMZ.
50 denies that the thirst is real. He also says that he “hit that,” but here’s the thing: Does he mean that he got with Cookie? Because if so, lol. Or does he mean Taraji? Because ???. Is he joking or is he serious? WHAT IS REAL AND WHAT IS ON EMPIRE??
Witness Cookie’s epic shade-throwing once again via Baller Alert here.