Taraji P Henson Promised Good Money To Join 50 Cent’s ‘Power’ After Her Emotional Rant About Low Pay

by Gee NY

In a noteworthy turn of events, Taraji P. Henson may join the ‘Power’ universe, executive produced by hip-hop mogul 50 Cent, following her public outcry about being lowballed in Hollywood.

The multi-talented actress recently expressed frustration over the entertainment industry’s tendency to offer subpar salaries, despite her and other Black actors’ substantial contributions and box office success.

50 Cent, known for his outspoken support for Henson, reiterated his desire to work with her in an Instagram post on Jan 10.

In the caption, he disclosed the significant amount Starz paid Mary J. Blige for her role in ‘Power Book II: Ghost’, emphasizing his commitment to ensuring fair compensation for his stars.

The rapper and producer had initially extended an invitation to Henson two weeks ago after learning about her decision to dismiss her entire team on Empire due to perceived shortcomings in capitalizing on her acclaimed performance as Cookie Lyon.

Reports suggest that Mary J. Blige earns an impressive $400,000 per episode of ‘Power Book II: Ghost’, confirming 50 Cent’s dedication to securing substantial compensation for the talent in his productions.

Henson’s salary battle is not new, as she previously raised concerns about low offers for ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ and shared her experiences advocating for fair treatment on The Color Purple set.

She revealed instances where the cast lacked basic amenities such as trailers and food, emphasizing the need for essential provisions during filming.

50 Cent’s latest efforts to bring Taraji P. Henson into the Power universe underscore a broader conversation about fair pay and equal treatment in the entertainment industry, particularly for Black actors.

As Henson considers this new venture, it sends a powerful message about the importance of recognizing and compensating talent appropriately.

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