50 Cent’s work on Power has been detailed by the program’s actors, but Courtney Kemp Agboh, the series creator and show runner, recently opened up about how 50 Cent influenced the show’s foundation.
“He really helped me build Ghost,” Agboh says in an interview with the New York Times. “Because I am not actually a superrich, urban human. I’m kind of middle of the road.”
Power isn’t the only thing Agboh and 50 Cent bonded over.
“50 Cent and I really started to bond over our love for music,” Agboh says. “The first conversations we had were about Curtis Mayfield.”
50’s involvement with Power was recently praised by Omari Hardwick, the show’s star.
“It was pretty amazing,” Hardwick said of 50’s dedication to the show. “He’s tried… and proven in other parts of his life, as a mogul, as a Rap artist. It was really interesting for me to see him take on the executive producer hat of a show like this. He had done producing before…but to see him be active and take my phone call on the dime…If I’d call and go, ‘We really need you on the set today.’ We have an incredible cast, so it wasn’t just me, it would be me speaking for the cast and going, ‘Folks need your energy today.’ And he’d be down in like 30 minutes. He was really active…He’s great to work with.”