New York, NY – 50 Cent has evidently heard enough. Fans were outraged late last month when they discovered the Power theme song was updated with Trey Songz. As a result, Twitter dragged Trey from here to kingdom come.
Shortly after Fiddy caught wind of the backlash, he joked he’d have to revert the song to the original “Big Rich Town.” But now, it’s apparently official. On Saturday (August 31), the Power co-creator shared a screenshot of his temporarily suspended account to Instagram.
“My IG has been disabled because I’m tired of ya mouth,” he wrote in the caption. “I don’t like the shit you been saying to me about the theme song. So I’m gone for the weekend. I’ll change it next week. leave me alone fool.”
In the comment section, 50 directed all criticisms back to Trey.
“My IG is disabled go to Trey Songz,” he wrote. “I cant see nothing you saying to me.”
Last week, Trey weighed in on the situation and invited anyone hating on his contributions to catch a fade.
“Ima slap the shit outta one of you niggas bout this Power shit,” he said in an Instagram post.
“Big Rich Town” was released in 2014 and originally featured R&B singer Joe and 50. The updated version included Trey, Fiddy and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.
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[This article has been updated. The following was published on August 25, 2019.]
50 Cent has apparently heeded the call of Power fans. Following the social media backlash, the series co-creator took to Instagram Live where he addressed his 24.5 million followers and vowed to bring back the original “Big Rich Town” theme song for the rest of Season 6.
“Everybody talkin bout Trey Songz,” he said in a video clip. “Trey did that as a favor for me, man. I’m gonna have to put that motherfucker back the way it was [laughs].”
Fans of the show were up in arms after they realized Trey had replaced R&B singer Joe on the hit show’s opening song. 50 responded to the backlash early Sunday afternoon and told people to “chill out.”
The first episode of Season 6 premiered on Sunday (August 25) and will appear on Netflix on Monday (August 26).
[This article has been updated. The following was published on August 25, 2019 at 12:10 p.m. PST.]
Power fans have spoken — they want R&B singer Joe back on the series’ theme song and Trey Songz out. But the STARZ show’s co-creator/actor 50 Cent apparently doesn’t understand what the big deal is.
Not too long after Trey started getting roasted on Twitter for his contributions to the “Big Rich Town” remix, 50 hopped on Instagram to share a video clip of Trey performing the track.
He seemed mostly annoyed the backlash was taking the focus off the Season 6 premiere, which airs on Sunday night (August 25).
“Damn it man,” he wrote in the caption. “y’all just wanta fuck with me today, talking bout put my song back or I’m a fuck you up 50. chill out alright, did you like the episode?
Joe provided vocal assistance for the original song for the first five seasons of Power. Naturally, fans were baffled by the decision to change the opening song for what is supposedly the last season of the popular series.
Some fans of the show are demanding Joe back on the song “by Monday,” but that remains to be seen.
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