It must have been hot on a recent episode of Power because 50 Cent took off all his clothes for a full-frontal nude scene.
Unfortunately, the rapper soon claimed that he never approved the final cut, and didn’t realize he would appear that – err – exposed until he saw the broadcast on television. An enraged 50 Cent then called out the Starz drama’s executive producer Courtney Kemp in an Instagram post on Aug. 6.
“Man I just saw episode 4 of POWER,” the rapper captioned the photo. “Courtney I’ma kill you, this is not funny. I think I just saw my [eggplant emoji] in a scene. What the f— Courtney call my phone NOW!!!”
50 Cent’s reputation as a notorious social media troll left some fans wondering whether this was all a prank. But the 41-year-old clarified his NSFW situation during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night.
“I knew it was there,” he says of the scene. “But in the original clips, it was darker. It wasn’t on a big screen, like a life-sized version. It wasn’t an accident. Courtney was like, ‘I didn’t want to show it to you in the beginning because I didn’t think you needed to see it at that point … You just gotta take one for the team.'”
To make matters worse, the scene caused some awkwardness with 50 Cent’s family. “My aunt sees the show, and she’s like, ‘I’m traumatized!’” he said. “She texted me like, ‘What the f—? Why didn’t you tell me?'”
Even so, it has to be slightly less embarrassing than getting arrested after swearing during a concert on the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts. The incident occurred in June when he was booked to host an event, but then asked to perform at the last minute. Lacking “clean” versions of his backing tracks, the audience was subjected to errant f-bombs.
50 Cent had to pay a fine as a result of the charge.