After Calling On Followers To Boycott Starz, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Lands New Deal
Power—starring Omari Hardwick as nightclub owner and drug kingpin, James St. Patrick, and ranked the second-most watched series on premium cable (behind “Game of Thrones”)—may have closed out its season on Sunday night, but the drama didn’t stop there.
Though pleased with the season’s closer, rapper 50 Cent, who co-stars on the show and serves as an executive producer, then lambasted Starz for their handling of the show and called on his 9 million followers to boycott the network.
"I don't think the STARZ network realize your watching POWER because it's my show. So take STARZ out of your cable package after you see POWER tonight. Then they will understand I bet," Jackson posted.
"Power is the biggest invisible show ever," Jackson continued. "Everybody on the show is bringing their A game. If I don't shake things up nothing's gonna change. It's a damn shame I have to prove I can move the audience."
He closed out the post, which was later deleted, with a hash tag for another show he’s involved a new show, "50 Central," which he's involved in with another network BET and which is to air later this month.
Then on Tuesday afternoon, the rapper posted this: “I just got off with Chris Albrecht, head of STARZ. New Deal More POWER coming your way, next season there will be less of a Wait. Thanks for supporting me. I can't believe how much money they just gave me. Turn that **** back on now…I have 3 new shows coming on Starz.”