50 Cent and Courtney Kemp are pretty disappointed that their Power series has been overlooked once again by the Emmys. 50, who serves as the show’s executive producer, feels the snub was a racially charged one, FOX reports.
“I like to say it’s racial. That’s the easy way to get out of things,” Fif said during a panel at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. “People who are running and connected to these ceremonies are not necessarily cool people.”
Kemp, the series creator, added that even though the Emmys haven’t recognized them, they have been celebrated by their “core audience” which she appreciates.
“I thought we were doing something new and fresh,” Kemp said. “I was hoping that the Emmy voters would take notice, and they didn’t. You just accept it and move on. But we’ve been winning Image Awards now for quite some time. It feels as though our core audience does love and respect the show. Not every show gets the attention it deserves.”
The sixth and final season of Power premieres on August 25th and will be airing in two parts. The second half of the season will be airing in January 2020.
After this series says its farewell to STARZ, the spinoffs will be picking up where it left off. Oscar nominee and Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige has already been snagged for the Power Book II: Ghost spinoff.