Aug. 12, 2015


Message body Both Fox and Lee Daniels have spent most of 2015 defending one of televisions hottest shows, Empire. The son of the late great Marvin Gaye Jr., Marvin Gaye lll, has recently accused Daniels of stealing his idea.  In an article released by AllHipHop.com, the website states "Gaye III claims that he registered a treatment for a show about an African-American family in the music industry to the Writers Guild of America in 2010. He reportedly pitched the show to different television executives, some who had ties to Lee Daniels.


He deemed the series as a mix of Dynasty and The Sopranos, titling it Diamonds & Ballads and basing it on the lives of his family as well as Berry Gordy’s family. The son of the Motown legend feels that Daniels unknowingly confessed to stealing his idea when he said he wanted to make a “black Dynasty” after Empire became a hit series." First it was 50 cent taking shots, Dame Dash claiming partial ownership rights to the show, then an old pimp and an ex-gangster named Ron Newt and  Sophia Eggelston claiming to be the real Luscious and Cookie Lyon and now Marvin Gaye lll. When will it end for Lee Daniels and Fox....smh