The Power universe has continued to elicit strong emotions from avid viewers of the popular crime drama series. Perhaps, a little too much as the fandom tends to go overboard at times.
One of the series’ spin-offs, Power Book II: Ghost, premiered on Starz in September to rave reviews and has already been renewed for a second season. In particular, one character has garnered strong reactions online.
For the first spin-off from the original series that follows Tariq St. Patrick’s (played by Michael Rainey Jr.) journey after the death of his father, Method Man portrays David McLean, a defense lawyer hired by Tariq to help get his mother, Tasha, (played by Naturi Naughton) out of jail for the murder of his father, Ghost (played by Omari Hardwick). Similar to the hate Rainey received for his role over the years, Meth has apparently found himself in some fan’s crosshairs.
During the premiere of the mid-season finale, the rap legend took to Twitter on Saturday (October 3) after he noted that fans have been invoking his name in criticism of the character.
“Wtf, my timeline is lit up! What’s with all the hate hahaha!” he mused. On a more serious note, Meth took a moment to set a few things straight.
“Let me just say this for the record Davis McLean is not Method Man... Method Man is not Davis McLean..,” he reminded fans of the show. “Power got the best fans, hands down! But don’t get your a** whooped tho.’”
The rap legend clarified that he bore no ill will towards fans but it put him at unease to see his real name used in negative reactions.
“I wish u all would use Davis’ name and not mine...for example instead of Method Man gotta die...say Davis McLean gotta die, u heard! Don’t want my family to think ppl want me dead,” he said. “I’m mad I had to tweet this..hahaha Love you all but don’t get these hands.”
See his tweets below.
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