50 Cent is spilling some luke warm tea on the second season of his hit STARZ series “Power.” While chopping it up with The Breakfast Club, the “Power” executive producer and star explains how he convinced LaLa Anthony to go nude, why he didn’t talk to her husband Carmelo Anthony about it, and reveals whether or not he would do a nude scene. Check it inside….
50 Cent and his “Power” co-star Rotimi stopped by Power 105’s The Breakfast Club this morning to chop it up about all things POWER. The drama is breaking records on STARZ and has everyone on the edge of their seats to see what’s going to happen next.
The latest buzz around the show is LaLa Anthony taking it all off for the first time in the name of art. She recently dished on her upcoming topless scene (which we will see in Episode 4) and now everyone seems to be anticipating seeing her in the nude.
While chatting with the radio hosts, Fif revealed how he convinced LaLa Anthony to strip down for her role. He also said he didn’t talk to her husband Carmelo Anthony (who he is friends with) about it because he felt that’s a conversation between La and her husband.
Fif also dished on why he decided not to play Ghost on the show and why it made sense to have Omari Hardwick play the role.
“Power” star Rotimi (who plays 50’s character’s protégé) said he was supposed to star on “Empire” to play Hakeem. Rotimi revealed that when he auditioned for Hakeem, it was between him, Quincy Brown and Yazz the Greatest (Byrshere Gray), and then Quincy decided to drop out. He said producers told him he had the part, so he started looking for places to live in Chicago and turned down offers for other shows because he thought he was going to be on the show. Turns out, he didn’t get the part, but he did land a role on the hit STARZ series (which 50 said was better).
Below are the highlights:
On how 50 convinced LaLa Anthony to do a sex scene on “Power”:
He jokingly said, “We’re going to loop that and let it play on STARZ in the loop.” He added, “I was selling it. I was like ‘This is artistic. This is the point where you take it to the next level.’
On if he spoke to Carmelo Anthony about LaLa doing a sex scene:
“I didn’t say anything to him because I was like this is between you and your wife. I shouldn’t be in it personally.”
On if he would do a nude scene:
“Yea, I would. It would have to make sense though.”
On why he decided not to play Ghost:
“I was so invested in the actual storyline I was like, look, it’s definitely easier to sell if I would actually going to play the character. I was like ‘I’ll play Ghost.’ And I was losing Courtney [Kemp Agboh—Power creator] at one point. I kind of got her to focus on just that then we got picked up and I was like it required too much. It is for Omari because it’s a lot of work.”
On Power getting picked up for season 3:
“It’s going to be on for at least 7 seasons. It will be on for quite some time. It’s the largest show on their network. Courtney is already in season 5.”
On his beef-ridden marketing strategy:
“I go after Puff [Diddy] because of his position. He’s number 2 in the category. I don’t care how anyone feels about it. It’s my strategy. It’s the way I was taught to do things.”
On why he doesn’t like Diddy:
“I could have easily transitioned to make money on different things that he turned his nose up at because I dented his ego. I really don’t like him.”
On Chris Lighty’s daughter Tiffany Lighty wrecking his Lamborghini:
“She’s young, she’s a baby. She’s coming around the corner. And it was really his fault…he’s an Uber driver. Y’all have to see the tape, I was like ‘Yo! What the f*ck?’ I didn’t even see it coming [laughs]. The Uber driver came and wanted to take a picture and I was like ‘Ok cool.'”
50 Cent also talked about his upcoming TV projects, his beef with French Montana, why he got mad at Floyd Mayweather Jr. (they’re cool now), his son Sire Jackson and much more.
The third episode of “Power” airs Saturday, June 20th at 9PM ET on STARZ.
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