One thing entertainment executive Curtis Jackson (You might know him as 50 Cent) can do well and that’s bring attention to any situation! The G-Unit boss is threatening to leave the Starz network and take his successful franchise shows with him.
The always thinking forward 50 Cent expressed his disappointment with Starz after finding out that they renewed the drama Hightown for a third season and haven’t done the same for him. He took to his Instagram account to discuss how he feels being slighted by the network.
He listed several posts eluding to the rapper packing his bags for greener pastures.
“This is me packing my stuff, STARZ 😵🍆Sucks, my deal is up over here I’m out. They Renewed High town and FORCE is the highest rated show they have it sitting in limbo. If I told you how much dumb shit I deal with over here. 🤦♂️”
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, 50 Cent is nearing the end of his overall deal with Starz this upcoming 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. The original four-year deal he signed with former Starz CEO Chris Albrecht in 2018. Under that agreement, Starz included a commitment to three series produced by his G-Unit banner.
50 Cent’s latest Power spinoff, Force, which 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.
50 Cent took part in last month’s Super Bowl Halftime Performance with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak and Eminem.