50 Cent has been vocal about his frustrations with the STARZ network, home to his popular television shows Black Mafia Family, Power Book II: Ghost and Power Book IV: Force, among others. With the Force finale scheduled for April 17, 50 Cent is trying to figure out what his next move is.
On Tuesday (April 12), the television executive posted an Instagram video of a UFC fight in an attempt to illustrate what he’s going through with STARZ. As he suggested in the caption, the 46-year-old mogul is attempting to buy his shows back, so he can possibly shop them to other networks.
“Everybody ready to work, I’m trying to buy my universe back from STARZ so it goes where ever i go,” he wrote. “Only 5 months left in my deal, and i’m not on the air for 6 months so We Out!”
50 Cent started airing out the STARZ network in March with multiple Instagram posts in which he threatened to leave.
Using an Instagram video of a man packing his suitcase, Fiddy wrote, “This is me packing my stuff, STARZ. Sucks, my deal is up over here I’m out. They renewed High Town, and FORCE is the highest rated show they have sitting in limbo. 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.”
The posts arrived shortly after 50 Cent bragged about how successful his time with STARZ has been in another Instagram post.
“G-Unit Film & TV produces the Top 4 series in African American households (Force, Ghost, Raising Kanan, BMF),” he wrote at the time. “BMF was the biggest direct to consumer premiere via the Starz app. Force was the biggest premiere for Starz in the network’s entire history.
“Total of 21 shows across 9 different networks. 8 shows produced/in production/greenlit to production in 2022 increasing to a minimum of 10 in 2023.”
He also talked about the other endeavors G-Unit Film & Television has in the works, adding, “Additional 35 series projects (23 scripted and 12 unscripted) in development at G-Unit Film & Television.
“Of the shows sold, 15 are dramas, 2 are comedies and 4 are unscripted. 12 feature films in development at G-Unit in various stages (including DC’s XERO and 3BlackDot backed horror slate). Just started production on our first of two podcasts greenlit on the G-Unit Audio slate launching in 2022.”