“He loves to push buttons,” Henson tells TheWrap about the hip-hop mogul
The back-and-forth started last month when Fifty slammed the Lee Daniels-produced hip-hop drama, accusing it of copying the promotional campaign for the Starz series “Power,” which the rap mogul executive produces.
“POWER Season 2 is unbelievably good trust me. I have the best writers and show runner. I like
“50 Cent is a comedian,” Henson said. “He loves to push buttons. He’s a funny guy. I never took offense to it. If anything, I thought he was trying to jab at him,” she said pointing to Howard. “He’s jealous of his looks.”
Howard also chimed in saying, “50 is my monster man. We served jail time together in his film
While the two took the high road, a day earlier Henson had some choice words for the rapper. On Monday, when a Twitter follower asked her to comment on Fifty’s criticism, Henson shot back: “I pay attention to $’s NOT cents.”
Despite Henson’s hilarious reaction, Fifty isn’t taking the situation too seriously. He responded to Henson on Instagram Tuesday with humor in a video post. We’ll spare you the salty language, but you can click here to check out what he had to say, including calling the Oscar-nominated actress a “fine motherfu**er.”
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