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50 Cent Threatens to Leave Starz

Written by on March 1, 2022

There’s trouble in the “Power” universe.

50 Cent is once again threatening to leave Starz, home to his successful “Power” franchise. In a series of messages shared on social media, 50 called out the cable network while announcing that his deal is up.

“This is me packing my stuff, STARZ Sucks, my deal is up over here i’m out,” he wrote alongside a meme of someone packing their bags.

It appears that 50 is upset that his show “Power Book IV: Force,” the third spinoff in the franchise, has not been renewed despite it delivering the biggest series premiere audience for any show in Starz’s history.

“They Renewed High town & FORCE is the highest rated show they have sitting in limbo,” added 50, who continued to express his grievances. “if i told you how much dumb shit i deal with over here. you would think they all went to school on a small yellow bus.”

In another posted, he added, “Hold my calls i’m traveling, getting the fvck away from STARZ.”

He also told employees of G-Unit Film & Television to pack their bags and get ready to leave.

“Anil get your fu**ing bag’s in the car now, we are out of here, take that fu**ing sign of the door no more G-unit film and television over here,” he wrote while telling G-Unit’s Director of Development, “Josh hurry the fvck up, get all the scrips we out!”

It’s unclear if 50 really plans to leave the network or if it’s a negotiating tactic as his deal comes up for renewal. In 2018, he signed a four-year overall deal with Starz that was estimated to be worth as much as $150 million.

50 has a series of show currently airing on Starz, including “Power Book II: Ghost,” “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” and “BMF,” which have scored big ratings.