50 Cent Flexes Mary J. Blige's Salary, Underscoring His Commitment to Assist Taraji P. Henson
The genesis of this narrative occurred when Henson, famed for her role in Empire, publicly disclosed that she had parted ways with her entire team due to their inability to capitalize on the show's immense popularity. 50 Cent swiftly responded on social media, expressing his readiness to collaborate with Henson, stating, "They dropped the ball fvck em @tarajiphenson I’m ready to work let’s get it! GLG GreenLightGang G-unit Film&Tv.”
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To substantiate his dedication, 50 Cent leveraged Mary J. Blige's lucrative salary as evidence of his commitment to working with A-list talent. In an Instagram post, the Power mogul boldly declared, “Someone called me today thinking I was bullsh!ting about working with @tarajiphenson till I told them what I made STARZ pay @therealmaryjblige to be on GHOST, I ain’t out here fvcking around.”
Mary J. Blige, renowned for her contributions to R&B, stars in Power Book II: Ghost, marking her first regular TV role. Reportedly earning $400,000 per episode, Blige's compensation sets a new standard, making her one of the highest-paid women in TV. Interestingly, this amount is more than double what Henson earned for her role in Empire, despite the latter having more episodes.
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Not limiting his efforts to Henson, 50 Cent publicly reached out to Terrence Howard, co-star of Henson in Empire, following Howard's public grievances about his pay on the show. Via Instagram, 50 Cent assured Howard, “Damn @theterrencehoward call my phone I will get you the money they was supposed to get for you. I’m not playing no games over here.”
Terrence Howard's battle with pay disparities sheds light on the broader issue of racial inequalities within the entertainment industry. Despite his prominence in the field, Howard claimed he was paid less than his counterparts, citing racism as a contributing factor. His struggle extends beyond Empire, as he recently detailed meager salaries for roles in Hustle & Flow and Crash.
In the ever-evolving landscape of Hip-Hop News, 50 Cent's advocacy for fair compensation and support for fellow artists becomes a pivotal narrative, challenging industry norms and pushing for greater transparency. As these conversations gain momentum, the impact on the future of compensation in the entertainment industry remains to be seen.