50 Cent splits up with Starz. The "Power" EP says, "No hard feelings," while his G-Unit looks for a new deal elsewhere.

Less than a week after getting rowdy at the Emmys and MPTF's Evening Before party, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is breaking free from his long-term deal with Starz by choosing not to renew his lucrative contract with the Lionsgate-owned premium cable network. 

In a series of social media posts over the last few hours, the hip-hop legend and executive producer of the Power franchise said goodbye to Starz. 

Jackson's representatives told Deadline that he did not sign a new deal with Starz. It is thought that he is looking at multiple offers from streaming services and studios for his company, G-Unit Film & Television, which has 25 series and projects in production or development right now. People say that Jackson's new TV home will be announced soon. A representative for Starz declined to say anything. 

Adding some happy Pittsburgh Pirates to the mix, the Get Rich or Die Tryin' singer said that there were "no hard feelings" between him and Starz.


Since it started seven years ago, Power has been a key show for Starz, leading to a big franchise with many shows. 

Jackson's G-Unit company has projects with ABC, Ryan Kavanaugh's Proxima Media, Peacock, and Discovery+ (in partnership with Lionsgate). The second season of Power Book III: Raising Kanan just started on Starz. A second season of Power Book IV: Force, a second season of BMF, and a third season of Raising Kanan, all executive produced by Jackson, are on the way. A third season of Power Book II: Ghost is coming soon-ish to Starz. This will add even more to the Power franchise.


Last year, Courtney Kemp, who created the show Power, decided not to renew her contract with Lionsgate and instead go to Netflix. 50 Cent, who has sold 30 million albums and made a lot of movies and TV shows, is also leaving Lionsgate for a big new deal. He is an actor, producer, director, executive, and winner of a Grammy Award.


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