Eminem’s protégé 50 Cent confirms working on new projects, threatens to leave ‘Power’

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Executive producer and rapper 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, poses on the red carpet at the season 3 premiere of the Starz network show 'Power' in New York City, U.S., June 22, 2016. Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Eminem’s protégé “Power” actor 50 Cent has confirmed that he is working in a new project on Monday. Curtis James Jackson III, professionally known as 50 Cent, posted the news followed by the hashtag #EFFENVODKA.

The Golden Globe nomination list, which did not include 50 Cent’s show “Power,” was announced on Monday. The show has completed season 3 and is all set to start the season 4 in 2017. 50 Cent, who was discovered by Eminem, criticised the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for not including “Power” in the Golden Globe nominations. The rapper posted that he would be quitting the show.

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“Power” is telecasted on US channel Starz that has 50 Cent playing the role of Kanan. A source revealed to Variety that the rapper/actor is extremely committed to the show.

“We are grateful for the excellent work being done on ‘Power’ by the producers, cast and crew. We certainly think this exceptional show has been overlooked by various awards committees," a spokesperson from US network Starz said.

The social media posts of 50 Cent include the hashtag #EFFENVODKA. In 2014, the actor and rapper became a shareholder in the Netherlands-based company, “Effen Vodka.” The “Power” star endorses the brand on social media and during his stage performances.

 

Ain't nothing wrong with my phone stop calling,Im not picking up. I'm working on my new project. #EFFENVODKA

A photo posted by 50 Cent (@50cent) on Dec 12, 2016 at 5:06pm PST

In the latest Instagram posts, Jackson has mentioned about a new project that he is working on. It is not clear whether the project is related to “Effen Vodka” or some other TV show. He is also working with Starz on a new superhero drama known as “Tomorrow, Today.”

In Australia, the episodes of "Power" are available for the viewers to stream after their telecast in US.