50 Cent made a big impact in Hip-Hop when he debuted with his single, How to Rob back in 1999 as a rapper on Columbia Records. 23 years later, he has proven he can continue to make more impactful moves. With several dramatic series being shown on the Starz network doing well in the ratings, 50 is applying pressure to the cable network to renew the popular Power spinoff, Power Book IV: Force.
The entertainer who knows how to bring attention to his work took to Instagram once again to lambast Starz on them being slow to renew the highest-rated debut show in the network’s history, Power Book IV: Force.
With his latest post, he warns viewers that because the network is slow on the draw, he won’t have a show on the air for the next six months. Stating that the season-ending episode of Force will take place on April 3. He shows a video of a “fan” upset at the news of not seeing any of 50’s series on Starz for six months and how his shows are the only reason he watches Starz.
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Earlier this month, the Wankster rapper had expressed his disappointment with Starz after discovering that they renewed the drama Hightown for a third season and hadn’t done the same for him. He took to his Instagram account to discuss how he felt slighted by the network.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, 50 Cent is nearing the end of his overall deal with Starz this September. Sources have said that Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch is preparing to negotiate a new, overall deal for 50 Cent and wants to sign him long-term, unlike the original four-year contract he signed with former Starz CEO Chris Albrecht in 2018. Under that agreement, Starz included a commitment to three series produced under his G-Unit banner.
50 Cent’s latest Power spinoff, Force, launched Feb. 6, is the third spinoff from the original Power series. Force set a premiere ratings record for the Starz cable channel. The series, which features Joseph Sikora, continuing his role as Tommy from Power, ranks as the largest premiere audience for any show in the history of Starz. It debuted with 3.3 million cross-platform viewers. That was bigger than the finales of Showtime’s Dexter: New Blood and Yellowjackets, as well as HBO’s The White Lotus.