While the nominees for this year's Golden Globe Awards shared their excitement on social media on Monday, there was one star who didn't earn a nod from the Hollywood Foreign Press Associated who was equally vocal online.
Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. 50 Cent, who stars in and executive produces Starz series "Power," took to Instagram after the nominations were announced, sharing some choice words for the Globes, the HFPA, and even his own network.
"Golden globe's [sic] can s*ck a d*ck," the rapper-actor began his post. "I accept my series POWER was not intended to be a signature show for the network but it is the highest rated show."
Jackson went on to say that he was done putting additional effort into promoting the series, and even hinted that he wanted his character, Kanan, to die, so he could leave the show entirely.
"I got other sh*t to do," he said.
In a second Instagram post, Jackson shared what appeared to be some fake artwork for season four of "Power," featuring boxer Floyd Mayweather. The star said he was "off the POWER train," and noted, "I gotta do something different."
In a statement, Starz didn't address Jackson's threat specifically, but noted that it was unconcerned with the show's lack of love from the Golden Globes, citing its connection with viewers as its most important achievement.
"We are grateful for the excellent work being done on 'Power' by the producers, cast and crew," the statement said. "We certainly think this exceptional show has been overlooked by various awards committees, but the fans have made it the second most watched show on premium cable in 2016...and those are accolades that mean just as much if not more."
Variety also noted that an unnamed source from the network said that "there is no internal concern" at Starz that Jackson is actually leaving "Power," and that the cable net believes "the rapper/actor is extremely committed to the show."
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