The rapper and actor slammed the Hollywood Foreign Press Association via Instagram for once again omitting “Power.” The show, which recently wrapped its third season, has never been nominated for a Golden Globe or any major award show accolade.
50 Cent, who serves as an executive producer and plays the character Kanan, had some less-than-flattering words to say regarding the snub and stated that he will be quitting the show.
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I'm on the move again, Golden globe's can suck a dick. I accept my series POWER was not intended to be a signature show for the network but it is the highest rated show. I know my audience very well, I'm done promoting this out side of contractual obligations. SEASON 4 KANAN MUST DIE, I got other shit to do.
“I’m on the move again, the Golden Globes can suck a d-ck,” 50 Cent posted on Instagram. “I accept my series POWER was not intended to be a signature show for the network but it is the highest rated show. I know my audience very well, I’m done promoting this out side of contractual obligations. SEASON 4 KANAN MUST DIE, I got other sh-t to do.”
Responding to Variety‘s request, a spokesperson for Starz said: “We are grateful for the excellent work being done on ‘Power’ by the producers, cast and crew. 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.”
Though the network had nothing to say regarding 50 Cent’s status on future seasons of the show (it’s been renewed for Season 4 and Season 5), an insider tells Variety there is no internal concern and that the rapper/actor is extremely committed to the show.
Though he’s threatened to leave “Power,” 50 Cent is under an overall deal at Starz by way of his G-Unit Film & Television, Inc., which lasts through September 2018.
50 Cent also posted another photo on Instagram today: an image that appears to be fake key art for Season 4 of “Power,” featuring Floyd Mayweather, rather than himself or any of the show’s current cast. The caption reads, “I’m off the POWER train, champ is gonna do the show. Go to him for more info, I gotta do something different.”
Both of his Instagram posts included the hashtag #EFFENVODKA, plugging his beverage line. Aside from his vodka company, the musician has many other projects lined up, including developing a variety series “50 Cent Presents” on A&E, and creating a new superhero show at Starz, which he is writing and producing through his overall deal at the network.
Over the course of “Power,” 50 Cent’s character Kanan has grown to have a larger presence on the show. Aside from his on-screen role and executive producer credit, he’s also responsible for much of the music on the show.