50 Cent is continuing to bash the Emmys for sleeping on his hit show Power.
Power aired its final season premiere on Starz Sunday and unsurprisingly had huge ratings. Hip Hop media mogul 50 Cent, who executive produces the show, has been speaking out against the Emmy awards throughout its six seasons, claiming the series has been snubbed out of acclamations due to racial discrimination. Fifty continued that outcry Tuesday on Instagram after he posted ratings from the big premiere, and even told the Emmys to kiss his you know what.
“The EMMY’s can kiss my black a** in slow motion. F**k em I’m #1,” he wrote in a caption. “They a bunch of Bengay my back hurt smelling a*s old people anyway.”
The “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” rapper said that the Power premiere ranked number one for summer shows and number two for premium cable series in 2019. The stats also showed the TV show was the number one most talked about show on social media the night of the premiere.
50 Cent has said in the past that he feels the Emmys are slow to catch on because a majority of Power’s viewership consists of a black and Latino demographic.
Speaking of the premiere, 50 also had some words for fans this week after he got backlash for changing the notorious Power theme song. The premiere featured Trey Songz on the intro instead of the singer Joe who tracked the original. The switch sent social media into an uproar, and 50 took to Instagram to tell fans he just wanted to update it after six years, and Trey did him a favor. But he joked saying if fans kept up the complaining, he might have to change it back to how it was.
The 2019 Emmy nominations were released in July, and once again, Power was left out of the conversation despite being a huge success over the last six seasons.