Starz might be losing one of it "Power" players.
On Monday, Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 Cent, aired a serious grievance with the premium network on Instagram. In a post with photos of him appearing in the acclaimed drama, he called into question the network's commitment to "Power" and indicated that he was taking his talent elsewhere.
"I woke up feeling a little different about POWER this morning," he wrote. "If the biggest show on your net work [sic] doesn't mean anything, what does your network mean STARZ? I'm taking my talents to south beach f--k this."
I woke up feeling a little different about POWER this morning . If the biggest show on your net work doesn't mean anything, what does your network mean STARZ? I'm taking my talents to south beach fuck this.
It isn't clear exactly what has 50 Cent so frustrated, but Variety suggests it stems from Starz's refusal to extend the series' Season 4 episode order. Creator Courtney Kemp told Entertainment Weekly that they originally wanted to break Sunday's episode into two parts to explore more story lines, but Starz said no to adding more episodes.
As one of the show's executive producers, composers, and stars, 50 Cent's exit would be a big loss. However, fans shouldn't get too worried yet. Although his message is undeniably frustrated, he has threatened to leave "Power" before. After Golden Globes nominations were announced in late 2016, the rapper-slash-actor apparently felt the show was snubbed and indicated that he was "leaving the POWER train" and had "other s--t to do." Ultimately, he stuck around.
Starz might not have lost 50 Cent yet, but it does sound like the network could have to smooth some ruffled feathers. "Power" has already been renewed for Season 5, and fans would miss the rapper.
[via: 50 Cent/Instagram]