Hear what the BMF kingpin has to say
50 Cent recently announced that he was planning to executive produce a series on the Black Mafia Family. BMF was a drug trafficking organization founded in Detroit in the late ’80s by Big Meech and his brother Southwest T. By the early 2000s, the organization stretched across the United States importing product from Mexican-based cartels.
In 2005, the DEA raided BMF seizing $3 million in drugs and assets. Big Meech pled guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. He and his brother are scheduled for release in 2032. But the former kingpin just wrote Curtis James a surprising letter about the BMF TV series.
50 Cent in Film
50 Cent gained legitimacy in the film community in 2014 when he released Power. The rapper-turned-tv-producer awed audiences with the edgy and enthralling drama about James St. Patrick, aka “Ghost,” who runs a nightclub and moonlights as one of the biggest drug dealers in NYC. James St. Patrick has to balance his work and family life without his girlfriend, who is a DEA agent, finding out about his illicit activities.
The show was a huge success and is now in its third season.
So 50 has decided to take on a new television project, focusing on Black Mafia Family.
“BMF Series is gonna blow your mind.”
When the news broke about the BMF series nearly was excited. Those who weren’t anyone speculated that 50 didn’t have the chop to take on a real life drama of that magnitude. BMF was one of the largest drug cartels in the United States for more than 20 years. Some rumors even spread that Big Meech and Southwest T didn’t approve of 50 making the show.
In a ‘gram, 50 wrote:
“I just got off the phone with SOUTH WEST T, the shit your gonna see in this BMF Series is gonna blow your mind.”
“Why all these fool’s trying to reach me?”
But rumors continued to circulate and people claimed that 50 didn’t have the permission of the Kingpin Brothers to make the show. The show is called BMF, so presumably 50 would have gotten approval, but, technically, one can produce a show “based on real people” without their agreement.
When people continued to question 50, he ‘grammed a promo pic and wrote this:
“why all these fool’s trying to reach me? Im talking to T, and Meech what da fuck i need to talk to you about. LMAO !!!”