'Empire' vs. 'Power': Which show is better? | The Tylt
'Empire' vs. 'Power': Which show is better?
While "Empire" follows the Lyons family's record label and powerful reign in the music industry, "Power" follows Ghost (Omari Hardwick) who is a powerful nightclub owner and major player in an illegal drug business.
"Power" premiered in 2014 to critical acclaim and popularity, and "Empire" followed suit in early 2015. Both shows are still popular and currently in their third seasons.
"Power" executive producer and rapper 50 Cent started the feud with "Empire" executive producer Lee Daniels and the show's stars by calling out the show for copying the format of "Power."
“POWER Season 2 is unbelievably good trust me. I have the best writers and show runner. I like Terrence Howard and Taraji Henson. I don’t like that they would copy the marketing."
Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson (Cookie Lyon on "Empire") responded with a shady tweet, but later addressed the drama with her co-star Terrence Howard (record label mogul Lucious Lyon on "Empire"), stating that neither took 50 Cent seriously.