There’s just something about Joe’s velvet and soulful voice that catches the ear and the heart. It’s why a good number of his songs like “I Wanna Know” and “All the Things (Your Man Won’t Do)” are still in heavy R&B rotation. It’s also why many fans were outraged when they didn’t hear his voice welcome them to the season 6 premiere of Power last week.
“Big Rich Town” by 50 Cent and Joe has been the theme song of the hit show since its creation in 2014 until the entertainer released the remix this month with Trey Songz and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. While there’s nothing wrong with Songz’s vocals, fans are comfortable with Joe’s version of the song, which caused a hilarious social media uproar over the weekend.
On Wednesday (Aug 28), Joe finally responded to all of the memes and fan love for his version on social media. “All in favor say I! FANS HAVE A LOT OF #Power,” he said. “Y’all are amazing! Will hit y’all once I’m settled in Africa. @50cent – ALL LOVE. We made a classic.”
50 Cent joked about changing the theme song back to Joe’s version after the uproar. “These motherf**kers talking about Trey Songz, all haven’t bought a Joe CD in years and yall wanna talk about Trey Songz,” he joked. “Trey did that as a favor to me. I’m a have to put it back the way it was.”
Which version do you like better? Take a listen to both and enjoy the jokes below.
Me when the new POWER theme song came on. pic.twitter.com/0is3lA2icl— LEWIS (@theonevjl_vj) August 25, 2019
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🎶🔊 "They say it's a big rich town with people fighting over chicken sandwiches." 🕪🎶 Whoever thought it was a good idea to replace King @TheRealJoeThomas with @TreySongz to sing the @Power_Starz theme song needs their hearing checked. Does Joe owe 50 Cent money? How did this happen? We need answers and @PopeyesLouisianaKitchen chicken sandwiches. #Power #PowerThemeSong #BigRichTown #JoeThomas #TreySongz #50Cent #Popeyes #ChickFilA