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.
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.
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.