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Since early 2015, viewers have drawn comparisons between "Empire" and "Power," two popular shows with primarily Black casts. There was even a feud between the shows' stars/executive producers over their similarities! Both series are about powerful empires, and continue to reign in the ratings while in their third seasons. But which show is better? Scroll to read more and vote below!

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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."

According to the Wrap, 50 Cent's wrote in a later deleted Instagram post:

“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. 

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Here's Taraji's tweet that added fuel to the so-called feud. Fans of both shows see the similarities and have compared the series ever since.

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Here's the promo for "Empire." The show's third season premiered on Sept. 21, and fans are excited about the upcoming season!

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"Power" is already in the middle of season three, but if you're not all caught up then here's the season's promo! The show continues to be... well... a powerhouse on cable TV.

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Fans are already loving season three of "Empire." The drama definitely keeps its fans on their toes. 

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But some "Power" fans don't like "Empire." They find it to be overdramatic and overrated.

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
'Empire' vs. 'Power': Which show is better?
#TeamEmpire
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamPower