50 Cent may have finally reached an impasse with STARZ/Lionsgate, the home of the Power universe as well as BMF. After learning a limited series based on Snoop Dogg’s infamous murder trial wouldn’t go forward at the network, 50 Cent took to Instagram to reveal another series idea he had would potentially be shopped to another network.
“Hey guys i decided i don’t want to move forward with The Massacre in STARZ production slate,” he wrote on Instagram Saturday (April 30). “It’s a waste of time and money, and it doesn’t fit the new Premium women’s mandate over there. It was a companion piece with snoops (Murder was the case) Ill find a new network better fit to tell my story Lionsgate.”
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The Massacre series, given the working title A Moment In Time: The Massacre, was to cover Fif’s 2005 beef with The Game, ahead of the release of his sophomore album and splintering of one of the early iterations of G-Unit.
50 Cent’s issues with STARZ have been well documented, dating back to when episodes of the original Power series leaked online ahead of their airdate. Despite the majority of his series seeing massive ratings wins for the television network, 50 has stated on numerous occasions how he’s felt undermined by the network, from episodes being leaked to finally threatening to pull the universe and shop it to a new home.
A Moment In Time: Murder Was The Case was the first 50 Cent-related project not to move ahead with an airdate at STARZ. In 50’s eyes, the network “dropped the damn ball” with the series.
According to Variety, 50 Cent would’ve been in the executive producer role through G-Unit Film & Television alongside Snoop Dogg, his wife Shanté Broadus and Sara Ramaker of Snoopadelic Films. Anthony Wilson was expected to executive produce from Lionsgate Television in development for STARZ.