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50 Cent has feuded with Puff Daddy, Ja Rule, Rick Ross and even Floyd Mayweather, but he may have just picked a fight with his fiercest opponent yet – Cookie Lyon.

Yes, it seems 50 is not a fan of the hit Fox series Empire and he made his feelings clear on Instagram in a bizarre, homophobic rant:

50 Cent at Southpaw Premiere
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Empire Cast Photo

“There are 3 million less viewers who tuned into last night’s Empire episode!!!! did you watch it?” the post said. “We could not take the extra gay stuff or celebrity stuff last night!!!!”

Beneath the re-gram (which has since been deleted) 50 wrote, “EMPIRES TV RATINGS TOOK A HUGE HIT. Ok I’ll stop now. COOKIE CALL ME BABY. I’ll tell every body to watch the show for you. LOL"

50 claims he didn’t read the original message in its entirety before he re-posted, and he claims he deleted it once someone called his attention to the homophobic content. 

He makes no apology for his Empire, however.

So why is 50 hatin’ on the show so hard?

Well, part of the reason is that his similar-themed Starz series Power is no match for Empire in the ratings game.

And it probably doesn’t help that the show took a shot at him in its second season premiere, when Cookie referred to 50 as "thirsty ass" for taking shots at the Lyon clan on Instagram.

Naturally, 50 had to prove the writers wrong, by…showing some serious thirst on Instagram.

We can’t help but think that 50 wouldn’t be bankrupt if he spent more time looking after his finances and less time looking for beef.

Watch Empire online at TV Fanatic to remind yourself why the show is stomping Power in the ratings.