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50 Cent Threatens to Take ‘Power’ Away From Starz in Heated Instagram Post

50 Cent lashed out on Instagram Monday over what he claims is inadequate treatment by Starz, following Sunday night’s explosive new episode.

The rapper, who executive produces the series and stars as Kanan, said he feels “a little different about ‘Power'” and threatened to leave the show, which is one of Starz’s highest-rated series and is currently in its fourth season.

Sunday’s episode, which saw the deaths of two major characters played by Anika Noni Rose and J.R. Ramirez, was originally planned to be a two-parter to include some additional storylines. However, according to showrunner Courtney Kemp, Starz didn’t agree to extend the episode order, resulting in just one packed episode. Kemp said that as a result, the episode lost some story elements.

“Unfortunately, Starz would not give us the extra episode,” Kemp told Entertainment Weekly. “I asked them for 12 episodes for season 4 and they would not do it. So because they would not do it, we had to make it one episode.”

Variety has reached out to Starz for comment.

This is not the first time 50 Cent has threatened to leave the show, and he has occasionally acted out on social media in the past. Last December, 50 Cent slammed the Hollywood Foreign Press after “Power” failed to receive a Golden Globe nom, and he also disparaged Jay Z’s most recent album “4:44” on Instagram.

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