Rapper-producer-actor 50 Cent has posted comments on Twitter and Instagram that accuse cable giant AT&T of racism for considering dropping the Starz network, according to a story by CNN.
Commenting on contract negotiations between Starz and AT&T, he said the cable provider doesn't want "urban friendly" programs on its lineup, CNN reports. Power, a popular series starring and produced by 50 Cent, is carried by Starz.
"Change your cable package from AT&T to anything else," he posted online. "It's 2015 and these people are still racist. They are dropping all channels that are considered urban friendly."
AT&T strongly denied the claims, saying in a statement that it's working "diligently" with Starz on a new contract. A Starz spokesperson told CNN that negotiations are ongoing.
The contract reportedly expires at the end of the month, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Power, the most-watched show in Starz's history, is scheduled to run through August, the CNN story says. Starz said that the show has the largest concentration of black viewers for a scripted premium cable series since 2006.
The rapper has been in the news recently after filing for bankruptcy protection in the wake of large court judgments.
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