The intimidating prowess 50 Cent carried as a rapper has only been matched by his transformation into a lethal Instagram troll. His potential was on full display when he redefined “cancel culture” by supposedly making the executive decision to renew Power for another season.
On Tuesday, rather than serve an unsuspecting celebrity with an invoice, 50 took a break from his regularly scheduled programming to “announce” Power’s seventh season.
“I Changed my mind POWER is not going to be over after season 6,” he captioned the post. “This shit is to good.”
This news surely came as a surprise to co-creator Courtney A. Kemp and the good people over at Starz. In May, it was officially announced that the series would end after the upcoming sixth season.
“Season 6 brings us to the end of what we know is just the first chapter of the ‘Power’ story. However, as one chapter comes to an end, another will begin,” Starz’s president of programming Carmi Zlotnik said in a statement. “Courtney Kemp and 50 Cent have created a world rich with complex and dynamic characters and there are a number of stories we plan to tell as we continue to explore and expand the ‘Power’ universe.”
At the time, 50 even seconded Zlotnik’s statement when detailing how his directorial debut will help book-end the series. “The last 5 seasons of Power have been an incredible ride for me and all of our supportive fans. We are far from over and I am excited to bring you more from the Power brand,” 50’s statement read. “I am proud that I was able to put a lasting stamp on this chapter with my directorial debut in an episode that features one of the wildest scenes ever on the show.”
When this is taken into consideration, it’s clear that 50 Cent does this trolling thing the right way. Although he’s one of the series’ creators and executive producers, it’s highly unlikely Fif has the ability to override an agreement made with Starz. But with his claim that Season 6 is “[too] good” to be the finale, eyes are now fixated on the assumed final season bringing attention to the episode he directed. In short, a very successful businessman is quite possibly just marketing his product.