50 Cent Wants To Buy Starz After Company Explores Sale

The G-Unit head honcho has intentions on buying the premium cable network.

G-Unit impresario 50 Cent has never been shy when it comes to going after what he wants, which is now that he wants to buy Starz.

The news comes after parent company Lionsgate reportedly has been exploring plans to either sell or create a spin-off of the network, per The Hollywood Reporter and heightened after the most recent episode of BMF was uploaded and then pulled from the Starz app.

Fif, who is never offline, posted a screengrab of a news story on his Instagram page and attributed much of the network’s success to himself.

“WTF is this[?] No Raising Kanan, No BMF, [who] do you think made their stock jump,” the caption reads. “I gave them two hits back to back[.] Smh, these people be crazy, smart as hell but no common sense.”

The Grammy Award-winner doubled down on his can-do attitude, adding in the comment section that, “I’m gonna look into buying the STARZ network.”

Below, the Queens rapper and entrepreneur made more comments about the network in other posts, the first of which he revealed that BMF would not be airing this week, offering little explanation as to why until he shared there was an episode airing mix-up.

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“I’m out till next week Saturday 12AM because the [s**t] people are gonna say when they find out BMF is not coming on this week. [It’s] a good time to catch up,” he wrote.

The delayed episode prompted fans of the show to take to Twitter to vent their frustrations. 

A later post on the mogul’s Twitter page saw him call the company a “s**t show,” and warning that they better “sell it fast.” He later claimed that Starz called him and “told me they wanted to hold episode 7 back a week” to make way for the second season of Ghost, which returns to the network on Nov. 21.

“Then these s**t head people put the f***ing episode out for 3 hours then take it down. This is not [OK] when I get uncomfortable [I] make everybody uncomfortable now[,] who getting fired? [Until] you figure that out, don’t call my phone respectfully,” he explained.

All in all, 50 called the episode the best “work I have done directing to date,” later thanking his Shady/Aftermath cohort, Eminem, for taking time to appear in it.

Starz has not yet replied to 50 Cent’s comments.

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