50 Cent calls AT&T 'racist' for considering dropping Starz

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."

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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.

See the full CNN story

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