'Power' Opened Doors For A Big Deal Between 50 Cent And Starz With Three New Shows
As Cardi B would say, 50 Cent is making money moves, and he may have signed one of the biggest cable contracts with Starz.
Last week, the controversial rapper, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, took to Instagram where he announced that he inked a huge deal with the network for the upcoming seasons of the popular show, Power .
The controversial artist and businessman did not give a number but did say that he received so much money that his hands were shaking.
It is not known why, but many of his fans are running with the wild, insane, and probably fake rumor that 50 got over $500 million.
50 shared a picture where he is standing next to Chris Albrecht, the Chief Executive Officer and President of Starz.
The G-Unit Records founder captioned the photo: "I just got off with Chris Albrecht, head of STARZ. New Deal More POWER coming your way, next season there will be less of a Wait. Thanks for supporting me, I can't believe how much money they just gave me. That shit just fucked with my nerves my hand is shaking. LOL TURN THAT SHIT BACK ON NOW."
Supporters of the "In Da Club" rapper are very happy for him and rushed to let him know it.
One said: "So does this mean more episodes of Power next year instead of just 10 episodes because I love # Power ."
Another stated: "Yo NFS. U need to speak to @rockstargames about a Power video game."
A third supporter of the Get Rich or Die Tryin' actor picked up the bizarre rumor he got paid half of a billion dollars for the deal.
The person stated: "Ahaha lest mal was 50 schreibt my hand was shaking. congrats on that $500M.You Deserve Every Fucc'n Penny! @50cent."
While things are rosy between Starz and the MC, not too long ago, he was on social media bashing them.
He felt a little different about Power and claimed he wanted to move the show to another network.
50, who is the executive producer of the series and plays Kanan, said: “I woke up feeling a little different about POWER this morning. 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 f**k this.”
He went on to explain: “Unfortunately, Starz would not give us the extra episode, 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.”
It is a 50 takeover, in addition to his upcoming Starz shows, he will have a nightly program on BET called 50 Central , that will premiere on September 27th.