Rapper and producer 50 Cent, who doesn’t seem to function without having some sort of beef with someone, is at it with Starz this time.
In response to the supposed disrespect that he has received from the network regarding Power, the show he executive-produces, Fiddy took to social media Sunday, according to the Jasmine Brand, and told fans to cancel their subscriptions after the Power finale.
According to reports, Power is second in viewership only to HBO’s Game of Thrones, but according to 50, it has received none of the support or accolades.
“I don’t think the STARZ network realize your [sic] watching POWER because it’s my show,” he wrote on Instagram on Sunday (in a post since taken down), the Jasmine Brand reports. “So take STARZ out of your cable package after you see POWER tonight. Then they will understand I bet. #50centralbet.”
The next day, he continued, writing in part, “POWER is the biggest invisible show ever. 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. Catch my New show 50Central 9/27 10:30 pm #50centralbet.” (This post has also since been taken down.)
That last hashtag, by the way, refers to the new show 50 Central, a sketch-comedy series in the vein of In Living Color, which will debut on BET Sept. 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET/9:30 CT.
Check out some of the folks who will be featured on 50 Central—including
Jasmin Brown, Kiya Roberts, Tristen Winger (who has in a bit part on HBO’s Insecure), Vince Swann and Mark Harley, the “token white guy”—below: