Updated: Feb 24
Written By: Khalif Thompson
As we’ve seen in the past couple of years, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson continues to establish himself as an icon in the field of lead producing with hit television series like Power Book II and BMF. Yet, critics ask can 50 cent venture and find his place in the family sitcom world?
Last night, via Instagram, 50 celebrated The Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens for his elevation from being a Trader Joe’s employee to having a recurring role on his hit television series Power Book II: Ghost. 50 wrote “Yeah the underdog back on top @iamgeoffreyowens.”
This inevitably led to 50 Cent reflecting on the successful 1980’s series starring Phylicia Rashad and Bill Cosby.
50 cent wrote “I have had a crush on @phyliciarashad for forever. I don't know, she can talk with her eyes. She was just it, I think it was the Cosby show. It was the only representation of black love on tv. I gotta make us a new one. GLG GreenLightGang.
Remembered correctly, reruns of the Cosby show were pulled from several tv networks after light of numerous sexual assault allegations surfaced against Bill Cosby.
It can be argued that despite these claims, 50 cent soughts to bring back the show due to the loving, nurturing, and positive black representation. In addition, 50 aims to tackle the issue of cancel culture, specifically with works of art that embody black excellence.
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