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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28: Curtis "50 cent" Jackson attends the Starz "Power" The Fifth Season NYC Red Carpet Premiere Event & After Party on June 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Starz Entertainment LLC)

When fans of the STARZ hit show Power used to hear, “They say this is a big, rich town ( yeah, yeah), and I just come from the poorest part (oh), bright lights, city life, I gotta make it,” that was sung by R&B singer Joe, it brought about excitement.

However, over the weekend, the first episode of the final season of Power premiered, and most fans were not only surprised by the change of the show’s popular theme song, but many were also displeased by it.

The remix of the original theme song, which is a bit jazzier than the original version was performed by 50 Cent, Trey Songz, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.

Y'all better STOP this bullshit right now. #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac

234.5k Likes, 27.4k Comments - 50 Cent (@50cent) on Instagram: "Y'all better STOP this bullshit right now. #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac"

In true 50 Cent-fashion, the rapper, film producer, actor, and entrepreneur took to Instagram to address the new theme song’s criticism on Sunday (Aug. 25).

In a video, 50 cent said, ” These motherf**kers talking about Trey Songz. Man, you ain’t bought a motherf**king Joe CD in years. Now, you talking about Trey Songz.”

“Trey did that sh*t as a favor for me, man. Sh*t! Y’all keep this sh*t up. F**k it! I’mma have to put that motherf**cker back the way it was.”

“Y’all better STOP this bullsh*t right now,” the “In Da Club” rapper wrote as the caption of his video.

????yo @treysongz looked at me like, ????what you want to do to the song. I'm like let's just update it, it's 6 years old. He was like????ok if you say so 50.

64.2k Likes, 7,011 Comments - 50 Cent (@50cent) on Instagram: "????yo @treysongz looked at me like, ????what you want to do to the song. I'm like let's just update it,..."

On Monday (Aug. 26), 50 Cent took to Instagram again to continue the conversation. He shared a photograph of Joe wearing a green suit with “Joe’s Voice Matters #Power” written in white letters against a black background above it.

“Yo @treysongz looked at me like, what you want to do to the song. I’m like let’s just update it. It’s 6 years old. He was like okay if you say so 50,” he wrote as his caption.

Listen to both versions of the theme song titled “Big Rich Town,” below.

Power‘s Original Theme Song performed by 50 Cent featuring Joe. 

50 Cent - Big Rich Town (feat. Joe)

New music video by 50 Cent performing Big Rich Town feat. Joe Download: https://itunes.apple.com/album/big-rich-town-feat.-joe-single/id853747814 Official soundtrack for 50's new show, Power premiering June 7th! 50's new album, Animal Ambition, coming June 3rd 2014.

Power‘s Theme Song Official Remix performed by 50 Cent featuring Trey Songz & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

50 Cent - "Big Rich Town" REMIX (Feat. Trey Songz & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie)

Check out the Official POWER Remix for "Big Rich Town" featuring Trey Songz & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Stream Now: https://song.link/BigRichTownPowerREMIX POWER Season 6 Premieres AUGUST 25th 2019 on STARZ Get Your POWER Merch Here: https://www.gunitbrands.com/products/power-limited-edition-t-shirts

Check out reactions to the new theme song below.

 

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.