50 Cent threatens to quit POWER
50 Cent Threatens To Leave ‘Power’
As usual it was another HAMAZING episode of Power last Sunday. However, involved behind the scenes were disappointed…
As show-runner Courtney Kemp told Entertainment Weekly, episode six read as much more packed and scattered than they originally intended, because, despite the fact that it’s one of the network’s most successful programs, Starz refused to extend the season at their request:
“We only have 10 episodes, so we’re often in a situation where we have to pack in a lot of story 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.”
He’s clearly pissed off but I wonder if he’s genuinely going to quit one of the Worlds biggest shows or is it just another PR stunt which he seems to do so well?