Taraji P. Henson Channeled Her Inner Cookie Lyon As She Claps Back at 50 Cent

Don't mess with the Lyon family!

Cookie is not someone you want to mess with, 50 Cent learned the hard way.

Early Sunday, 50 took to Instagram to throw shade at Taraji P. Henson and her show Empire for having bad ratings. His now deleted Instagram photo featured a screen shot of her with the caption, “Well look at the bright side at least. You can eat your trophies. I was talking to old girl but you felt like you had to respond. SMH you know I love you cookie. I got a new show for you BMF COMING SOON !!!#EFFENVODKA.” Taraji wasn’t having it and quickly clapped back with some Empire facts to shut down 50’s argument.

She captioned the photo, “For the confused ppl. Do REAL research!!! Loose change makes sooooooo much UNNECESSARY NOISE. STILL LOOKING FOR THAT DAMN CENT SIGN!!!? I guess it’s obsolete ?. AGAIN CONGRATS ON YOUR SUCCESS BLACK MAN!!! @50cent ???”

But slamming 50 Cent was not going to stop Henson from sharing support for 50 Cent’s Power costar Naturi Naughton.

“Sooooooooo proud of you @naturi4real I WANT YOU TO KNOW I will NEVER let any NEGATIVITY come between the LOVE I have for my sisters!!! As women we put up with enough BS. I will NEVER add to that stress and heartache!!! YOU ARE DOPE on #Power and in life!!! #BlackGirlMagic SHINE BABY SHINE ???”

Jesse Smollet, Taraji’s co-star on Empire, also isn’t here for 50’s comments and came to Henson’s defense on Instagram.

Don’t mess with the Lyon family!