"Power" tells the story of James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city's elite. He wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there's just one problem: Ghost is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be most of all. Written by
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50 Cent requested some measure of artistic control over the show from Starz executives. These requests particularly pertained to the spelling and usage of the N word in written scripts, memos, and notes. He requested the word be spelled "nigga" as opposed to its traditional spelling and that only black actors use the word unless approved by him or his manager. 50 Cent also wanted some artistic control over how the relations between white police officers and black or Hispanic citizens were portrayed. He wanted the show to reflect how he felt about the issue without being inflammatory. This was prophetic due to the real-life Furguson incident, which occurred toward the end of season 1. See more