50 Cent and Mary J. Blige Dish About Their Collaboration, ‘Power Book II: Ghost’

by Jeremy Spirogis

Grammy Award-winning artists Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Mary J. Blige are partnering on a brand new challenge. But this time as an alternative of grooving in a music studio, they’re working in a tv studio. The duo popped by Good Morning America to dish some particulars about their newest collaboration, Power Book II: Ghost.

Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson and Mary J. Blige
Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and Mary J. Blige | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for VEVO

‘Power Book II: Ghost’ is a companion story to Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson’s prior present, ‘Power’

Executive produced by rapper turned media mogul Jackson, Power is the Starz unique crime drama that gripped viewers for six seasons. The addictive present revolved round James ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick, performed by Omari Hardwick.

In the present, Ghost masqueraded as a reliable businessman as a entrance for his dealings throughout the seedy prison underworld. The present handled themes of affection, loyalty, belief, betrayal, and the ability wrestle between each allies and enemies.

Although followers had been bummed that the present ended, Power fanatics can quickly get their repair with the juicy spinoff, Power Book II: Ghost, which Jackson additionally produces. The new present picks up the place Power ended issues. So, in relation to the story, loyal viewers ought to have the ability to catch on with out lacking a beat.

Although it’s a spinoff, TV buffs can stay up for some new stars main the narrative. In a genius transfer, Jackson tapped the multi-talented entertainer, Mary J. Blige, to star.

Jackson mentioned it was ‘really exciting’ to companion with Blige on the challenge

In an interview with Good Morning America, Jackson defined how his collaboration with Blige on Power Book II: Ghost developed. He revealed that he facilitated a gathering between Blige and Courtney A. Kemp, the creator of Power and Power Book II: Ghost.

“It was really exciting,” Jackson advised the Good Morning America hosts. “I knew Mary was going to cease in New York on tour. And I set it up for her to fulfill with Courtney to simply sit down and speak about potential characters or one thing we may do on the present. And this was whereas Power was nonetheless operating. And it advanced, and it developed.”

Jackson didn’t maintain again when it got here to expressing his enthusiasm about bringing Blige on board. He advised Good Morning America, “I was so excited that we could make it happen. I can’t tell you. I called her like 50,000 times like Mary, please. You don’t understand. We need this”

Blige defined how she will be able to relate to her ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ character

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In Power Book II: Ghost, Blige portrays a streetwise drug vendor named Monet. Although the character is a far cry from the multi-platinum-selling artist that Blige has turn out to be, the celebrity admitted to Good Morning America that she understands Monet.

“In the neighborhood I grew up in, the inner-city, the projects, there’s always a ‘Monet,’” mentioned Blige. She continued, “Most of all, a lot of our mothers are ‘Monets’ – single-parent mothers trying to raise their children and trying to survive.”

Providing much more perception into her character’s motivation, Blige defined, “Every woman I know is a ‘Monet.’ She’s a boss, and she’s always trying to survive in a male-dominated world. And what makes her ruthless is the fact that she has to take care of her family. That’s what makes her ruthless.”

Power Book II: Ghost premieres on Sept. 6 on Starz.

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