New York, NY – 50 Cent has apparently heeded the call of Power fans. Following the social media backlash, the series co-creator took to Instagram Live where he addressed his 24.5 million followers and vowed to bring back the original “Big Rich Town” theme song for the rest of Season 6.
“Everybody talkin bout Trey Songz,” he said in a video clip. “Trey did that as a favor for me, man. I’m gonna have to put that motherfucker back the way it was [laughs].”
Fans of the show were up in arms after they realized Trey had replaced R&B singer Joe on the hit show’s opening song. 50 responded to the backlash early Sunday afternoon and told people to “chill out.”
The first episode of Season 6 premiered on Sunday (August 25) and will appear on Netflix on Monday (August 26).
Power fans have spoken — they want R&B singer Joe back on the series’ theme song and Trey Songz out. But the STARZ show’s co-creator/actor 50 Cent apparently doesn’t understand what the big deal is.
Not too long after Trey started getting roasted on Twitter for his contributions to the “Big Rich Town” remix, 50 hopped on Instagram to share a video clip of Trey performing the track.
He seemed mostly annoyed the backlash was taking the focus off the Season 6 premiere, which airs on Sunday night (August 25).
“Damn it man,” he wrote in the caption. “y’all just wanta fuck with me today, talking bout put my song back or I’m a fuck you up 50. chill out alright, did you like the episode?
Joe provided vocal assistance for the original song for the first five seasons of Power. Naturally, fans were baffled by the decision to change the opening song for what is supposedly the last season of the popular series.
Some fans of the show are demanding Joe back on the song “by Monday,” but that remains to be seen.
Revisit both versions below.