Running out of 'Power'
50 Cent has been trying to gain some leverage with the STARZ Network and his show Power recently, but things haven’t really worked out for him. He believes that his show deserves more attention and longer episodes, while STARZ isn’t giving him the freedom he wants. This isn’t the first time he’s coming at the network, either. Just last year he threatened to quit the show and even kill off his own character when he posted “SEASON 4 KANAN MUST DIE, I got other sh*t to do,” on his Instagram account. He even said that he knew his series wasn’t intended to be the signature series of the network, but it seems like that’s how things are actually turning out. He got on his Instagram to rant about his situation again, but this time around we’re wondering how many straws he has left…
50 Cent has seen a ton of success with his hit TV show Power. He’s known for being one of the most influential rappers of his time, but nowadays he’s known more for what he does on the television screen.
Earlier this week the internet went a little crazy when they found out that the final three episodes of this season showed up on the web. Nobody really knew how they got leaked in the first place, but with HBO being hacked and Game of Thrones episodes leaking fans thought the STARZ leak might be connected to that of the other premium cable network.
The fishy thing in the situation is the fact that STARZ Network actually thinks that 50 Cent is behind the episodes leaking. Why would 50 Cent leak his own show?
Even he thought it was a pretty ridiculous accusation, and he posted on Instagram to stand his ground.
“STARZ thinks I leaked my own show, anyway if you have on demand catch POWER tonight 12:00AM. If not Sunday 9:00PM it is LOL #50Centralbet,” he wrote.
To be fair, the rapper’s relationship with STARZ has always been tumultuous. Earlier this month he voiced his frustration with the network and even threatened to pull the show from the network.
“I woke up feeling a little different about POWER this morning. If the biggest show on your network doesn’t mean anything, what does your network mean STARZ? I’m taking my talents to south beach f**k this,” he wrote on Instagram.
This all came right after showrunner Courtney Kemp told everyone that the last episode was supposed to be a two-part episode. Apparently, STARZ didn’t give the series a green-light for 12 episodes, so the two-part episode was forced to be smushed together into an hour long episode.