There’s a new wrinkle in the antagonistic relationship between 50 Cent and STARZ.
The G-Unit head honcho, who produces Power and portrays one of its main characters, says the premium cable channel blames him for leaking the final three episodes of the hit show’s fourth season.
“STARZ thinks I leaked my own show,” he wrote on Instagram. “anyway if you have on demand catch POWER tonight 12:00AM. If not Sunday 9:00PM it is LOL #50Centralbet.”
50’s claim comes on the heels of him expressing discontent with STARZ over their handling of the TV series. The network refused to give the show two extra episodes for its fourth season, which did not sit well with the veteran MC.
“I woke up feeling a little different about POWER this morning,” he wrote on Instagram in July. “If the biggest show on your net work doesn’t mean anything, what does your network mean STARZ? I’m taking my talents to south beach f*** this.”
While 50 might be frustrated, leaking episodes of his own show would be taking it to a new level. STARZ is still looking for the culprit and plans to take legal action against them.
“The final three episodes of Power’s fourth season were leaked online due to a breach of the press screening room,” a STARZ spokesperson said in a statement issued on August 9. “This seems to be a case of password sharing that resulted in homemade videos of the episodes which were taped off a TV screen and posted online. STARZ has begun forensic investigations and will take legal action against the responsible parties.”