50 Cent talks rappers auditioning for 'Power' and 'BMF' while serving 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin' inspiration.
Curtis 50 Cent Jackson leads with his government name on the big screen these days. On March 25, 50 Cent took home his second NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series for the hit Starz series Power Book II: Ghost,. Last year, he won Outstanding Director in a Drama Series for the inaugural series. HipHopDX caught up with 50 Cent to talk about his growing Starz catalog and bringing music artists like Mary J. Blige, Method Man, and Light Skin Keisha onboard for the latest season of Power. In the process, he revealed a few surprising rappers who auditioned for roles in Power and Black Mafia Family table reads and all but didnt quite make the cut. Pardison Fontaine hes with Megan right nowand hes a dope writer one of the talented writers out there, 50 Cent revealed of past Power auditionees. He then added a pair of rap stars to the mix saying, Quavo he read for one of the characters in BMF; Casanova read for the Omar character in BMF. Although Quavo endured a high-profile break-up with fellow rap star Saweetieamid his 30th birthday, his acting career is on the up. The Migos star is set to make his film debut with Robert De Nirovia the movie Wash Me In The River. Roc Nation rapper Casanova doesnt share the same good fortune, however. Earlier this year, he was arrested for an alleged racketeering conspiracy, firearm possession, and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and remains incarceratedas of press time. Despite not filling the Starz slots with the aforementioned talent, 50 continues to pay it forward by giving other music artists the opportunity to venture into other endeavors, especially when the criteria for music isnt as high as it used to be. For one, I think its not heavy criteria for you to be a part of the music business like it used to be, 50 stated, reflecting on his own journey into the game.