Taraji P. Henson Fires Back at 50 Cent After 'Empire' Diss

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Cookie Lyon plays no games.

This story originally appeared on PEOPLE.com.

Taraji P. Henson channeled her inner Cookie Lyon and fired back at 50 Cent. 

The rapper-turned-producer, 41, took to Instagram to share a screenshot of Henson, 46, with a headline claiming her show Empire's ratings were dropping. 

"Well look at the bright side at least. You can eat your trophies," 50 Cent in a since-deleted Instagram post, according to E! News. "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." 

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Henson responded with her own screengrab, sharing a statement that her show "remains the No. 1 show on broadcast TV." 

"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," Henson wrote in a post on Saturday.

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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 #Powerand in life!!! #BlackGirlMagic SHINE BABY SHINE," Henson wrote.  

In response, 50 Cent took to Instagram yet again to throw some more punches. 

"All this back and forth s--t is starting to turning me on cookie, LMAO I ran into Lee Daniels at the gym on Sunset Blvd. he asked why I didn't except his offer to be on EMPIRE. I told him I have a lot going on, I'm actually working on the show FOX is gonna replaceEMPIRE with, he looked at me like...why the f--k are you doing that?" he wrote in a subsequent – and since-deleted – post. "It's because I'm a drug dealer, and I was taught to get in, get your weight up, then take over. So that's the deal #EFFENVODKA #smsaudio #FRIGO."

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