50 Cent Thinks ‘Power’ Hasn’t Been Recognized by Emmy Awards Due to Race
The 50 Cent executive-produced show Power has been a hit with fans since it came out in 2014. It has won multiple awards but has yet to even receive a nomination for the most prestigious honor for television; the Emmy award. Fif' thinks race has played a part in the show not getting a single nod.
“I like to say it’s racial. That’s the easy way to get out of things,” 50 said during a panel discussion on Friday (July 26) at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, reports The Associated Press. “People who are running and connected to these ceremonies are not necessarily cool people.”
Power, the story of drug kingpin James St. Patrick's attempt to go legit, which is going into its sixth and final? season, has a predominantly Black cast formerly including 50 who played the role of Kanan Stark.
“So now, we’ll never get one,” show creator Courtney Kemp jokingly said about 50's comment, adding “I thought we were doing something new and fresh. I was hoping that the Emmy voters would take notice, and they didn’t. You just accept it and move on. But we’ve been winning Image Awards now for quite some time. It feels as though our core audience does love and respect the show. Not every show gets the attention it deserves.”
The new season of Power is set to begin airing on Aug. 25. After first confirming it would be the final season, 50, who has been busy touring and producing other TV content, has since played with fans' emotions and said there might be more in store.
XXL has reached out to reps for the Emmy Awards for comment.
See 55 Hip-Hop Albums Turning 10 in 2019