By: Shirley Ju (@shirju)
(AllHipHop News) 50 Cent is not having it with The Emmys.
His hit show "Power" on Starz was overlooked by the television award show, and the G-Unit rapper thinks it’s because they’re black.
During a panel discussion at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, 50 aired out his thoughts.
"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," 50 Cent said.
Immediately after, "Power" creator Courtney Kemp, who was with him on stage, sarcastically commented, “So now, we’ll never get one.”
50 proceeded to look back at his music career, during the time his debut studio album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ was released in 2003.
"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. The viewership before we're done with it, they'll be looking around saying 'Yeah, we f##ked up again.'”
"Power" is slated to return for its 6th and final season on August 25, with five concluding episodes starting in January.
Kemp also commented the Emmy snubs were disappointing, but she was glad the show got recognition from their “core audience,” which includes the NAACP Image Awards.