50 Cent wants all the credit for the money he’s making for the TV network, Starz. And for the record, he’s willing to put his numbers up side-by-side with top shows on HBO and Showtime.
With the wild success of his real-life-inspired series’ “BMF”, “Power” and the new “Power Book III: Raising Kanan”, 50 Cent proved that the portrayal of lives outside of the typical TV/Hollywood format can be wildly popular. After the success of “Power” for 6 seasons on television, 50 Cent launched secondary shows that have been reaping critical success in their own rights.
So it’s not far-fetched to say that the rapper turned TV exec has breathed life into the fledgling Starz network. The CEO of the parent company of Starz, Jon Feltheimer, revealed that Raising Kanan helped bring nearly 1M subscribers to Starz within its first week.
For this, the multi-hyphenated 50 Cent wants all the credit. 50 responded on Twitter to a post by Danny Gold who lauded the success he brought to Starz saying that a story should be written on how 50’s shows stack up to shows on Showtime and HBO.
50 responded: “See they be sleeping on me, but we know what time it is.”