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50 Cent claims the music industry tried to shun him as a new rapper

50 Cent thinks the music industry tried to shun him when he first came on the scene.

The chart-topping rap star released his debut album ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in 2003 and has claimed that much like his hit TV show ‘Power’, the album was overlooked for awards because of a widespread prejudice within the industry.

Asked why the predominantly black TV shows had been overlooked at the Emmys, he said: “I like to say it’s racial. That’s the easy way to get out of things. People who are running and connected to these ceremonies are not necessarily cool people.”

But 50 admitted it wasn’t the first time in his career that he’d been overlooked for awards.

The 44-year-old star – who is one of the best-selling rappers of all time – explained: “This project is the same material I used for my music. I didn’t receive an award for Best New Artist when I had the largest debut for a hip-hop album. I sold more records for a first album today. I look at it the same. I’m going to make the numbers.”

Ultimately, 50 – who plays the part of ‘Kanan Stark’ on the show – believes the industry will eventually regret overlooking ‘Power’ and the buzz it’s created.

He said: “The viewership before we’re done with it, they’ll be looking around saying ‘Yeah, we f***ed up again.'”

Curtis had earlier pointed out that the hit series  ‘Power’ would be coming to an end, only to change his mind a few days later, according to a report on The Sauce. It is not clear if rapper 50 Cent is playing with the emotions of Power fans, but it seems the Power star and executive producer has changed his mind about ending the hit Starz series. Some fans argue that the ‘Lollipop’ rapper could be referring to spin-offs he’s already hinted about that is set to feature ‘Power’ actress Lala Anthony.


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