Whatever Starz network is doing with 50 Cent and Courtney Kemp’s hit show POWER has the rapper pissed!
On Monday (July 31), Fif posted a meme of his character Kanan with the caption, “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 fuck this.”
The unexpected clash with the network could have something to do with the fact that Starz forced POWER writers to cram story lines into 10 episodes. In an interview with EW, Kemp revealed that she originally asked for 12 episodes but the network denied her request.
“We only have 10 episodes, so we’re often in a situation where we have to pack in a lot of stories because we want to get certain places by the end of the season. In the case of episode six, it was originally conceived of as a Tommy only episode. We were going to do two separate episodes: One was going to be Ghost, Kanan, Tariq, Jukebox, and the kidnapping; and one was going to be just Tommy on his journey to Chicago and what happens there. 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. That’s the real answer. The upshot was that we had to lose some story lines and some story.”