Power, Starz's highest-rated show, is at the center of an apparent dispute between the network and producer 50 Cent. The morning after the series' latest episode premiered, 50 Cent shared some candid words about his relationship with Starz and threatened to take his talents elsewhere.
"I woke up feeling a little different about Power this morning," 50 said on Instagram Monday. "If the biggest show on your network doesn't mean anything, what does your network mean STARZ? I'm taking my talents to South Beach fuck this [sic]."
In another post, 50 noted the amount of episodes left in the show's current season:
Speaking on Sunday's jam-packed episode with Entertainment Weekly, Power creator Courtney A. Kemp revealed that she originally asked for 12 episodes this season. "I asked them for 12 episodes for Season 4 and they would not do it," Kemp said. "So because they would not do it, we had to make it one episode. That's the real answer. The upshot was that we had to lose some storylines and some story." It’s unclear if 50's public criticism Monday is related to the network's response to Kemp's request.
Back in December, 50 responded to his absence from that year's Golden Globe nominations by telling fans "SEASON 4 KANA MUST DIE" because he has "other shit to do." In March, Kemp called 50 a "brilliant marketer" after he apparently manufactured a Power controversy related to a Season 3 sex scene.
Starz did not immediately respond to Complex's request for comment.