50 Cent: Emmy snub of ‘Power’ is racial
50 Cent said he thinks “Power” being overlooked by the Emmys over the years was racial despite the success of popular Starz series that has a prominently black cast.
“I like to say it’s racial. That’s the easy way to get out of things,” said the rapper and executive producer of the series during a panel discussion Friday at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. “People who are running and connected to these ceremonies are not necessarily cool people.”
After 50 Cent’s comments, “Power” creator Courtney Kemp – who accompanied him on stage – sarcastically said “So now, we’ll never get one.”
Executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson participates in the “Power” panel on Friday at Starz Summer 2019 TCA Panel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The rapper and actor said he thinks “Power” being overlooked by the Emmys over the years was racial despite the success of the series.