50 Cent‘s TV series Power is back on screens this weekend and fans aren’t happy with a change the rapper has made to the show’s opening theme song.
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The first episode of the sixth and final season of the popular drama aired on Netflix today (August 26). But while fans were happy to have their favourite show back, they’re not happy that ‘Big Rich Town’, the show’s intro song, has been changed.
Listen to both themes below:
“Power got Trey Songz on the intro now… I ain’t feeling this soft shit,” said one fan. “Bruh who TF told 50 to put Trey Songz on the new intro to Power???” another wrote.
A third wrote: “Who told Trey Songz we want him for the # power intro???”
Power got Trey Songz on the intro now… I ain’t feelin this soft shit
— Drew Suave (@drewsuave1) August 25, 2019
Bruh who TF told 50 to put Trey Songz on the new intro to Power??? pic.twitter.com/3xlgD2slmA
— Ya Big Homie‼️ (@FamGotDaJUICE) August 25, 2019
— Courtney (@shurae35) August 25, 2019
50 Cent has since taken to social media to respond to the backlash over his decision to replace Joe.
“Y’all better STOP this bullshit right now,” he wrote in an Instagram post, in which the accompanying video sees him joke that he might put ‘Big Rich Town’ back to how it was.
The ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin” rapper also posted a separate picture of Joe that includes the words: “Joe’s Voice Matters #POWER”
The photo’s caption read: “yo @treysongz looked at me like, what you want to do to the song. I’m like let’s just update it, it’s 6 years old. He was like ok if you say so 50.”
Episode two of Power airs on Netflix on September 2.
Meanwhile, back in February, 50 Cent set fire to one of his Gucci t-shirts in support of the backlash which has greeted the fashion house following the release of a jumper which was criticised for “resembling blackface”.
Gucci’s black “balaclava jumper” was withdrawn from sale last week after receiving hefty criticism for its offensive design, which featured a striking red cut-out around the mouth and drew comparisons to blackface. The brand said that they would turn the incident “into a powerful learning moment for the Gucci team.”