Starz has just renewed its New England based crime drama series Hightown for a third season. Now, that may sound like great news to some, but there is one particular person who is not so happy.
'Power' Executive Producer and rap super star 50 Cent took to his social media to give the good people at Starz a piece of his mind amid news about Hightown's renewal before any of his rating smash hits from the Power Universe.
"This is me packing my stuff, STARZ Sucks, my deal is up over here I'm out. They renewed Hightown and FORCE is the highest rated show they have sitting in limbo".
50 said, then Continued...
"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".
(You can see 50's rant, featuring an Oran Juice Jones GIF down below.)
It is no secret that 50 Cent has had his ups and downs with Starz. It was only a few years back when Starz moved towards cancelling Power the original series after only 3 seasons in. 50 Cent then made a public status post urging fans to cancel their Starz subscriptions and lets just say the impact was enough to stop the network in their tracks , also gaining the rapper two more original series seasons and four more spin-off series to combine into what is now known as The Power Universe.
Jackson's biggest argument over at the network is that the Power IP created and written by Courtney A. Kemp has been the source of mainstream popularity over at Starz earning the number one spot in ratings each time a new season or series premieres.
Just recently the latest spin-off FORCE, which stars original Power alum Tommy Eagan (Joseph Sikora), just gained praises for premiering number one racking up 3.3 million multiplatform views in the U.S. across Starz linear, the Starz app and at least one partner platform, making it the most-watched premiere ever in the cabler's history.
Now, we're not taking anything away from Hightown, It's a great series and after all its filmed in our backyard of New England. Now both of these series may dwell in the same world of hard drugs and crime, but one of these things is definitely not like the other. And the numbers don't lie. What do you think CritiX, does 50's argument hold water?
Hightown Stars Monica Raymund, the Cape Cod-set Hightown is created and executive produced by Rebecca Cutter and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Lionsgate Television. Season 2 is streaming on all Starz platforms.