50 Cent has produced hit after hit for the Starz network. The rap mogul became a mover and a shaker in the television industry with hits like the “Power Book” series, “Black Mafia Family” and more. Fif recently announced he would be leaving the network when his contract is up. He is also taking one show that was in development with him.
“Moment In Time: The Massacre” was set to explore true stories of iconic hip-hop feuds and scandals. The first season was set to focus on 50’s conflict with The Game. Now, 50 Cent is looking for a new home for the series.
50 Cent posted on Instagram to explain his thinking. The show was supposed to be a companion to Snoop Dogg’s “Murder Was The Case,” but it doesn’t fit into the network’s plans. Now he will try to shop it elsewhere.
“Hey guys i decided i don’t want to move forward with The Massacre in STARZ production slate. 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.”
The split between 50 Cent and Starz is inevitable. Most of the productions 50 Cent has worked on for the network have seen great success with target audiences. There will be no shortage of other networks who are interested in picking up “The Massacre.”
Time will tell where the hip-hop anthology series ends up. It won’t be Starz. 50 Cent will be facing his first true test as a TV producer as he looks for another home for this much-anticipated series.
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