50 Cent on 'BMF' and why his urban dramas hit

50 Cent knows that there are already complaints about his new Starz series, “BMF.

Critics of the drama, based on the real lifeBlack Mafia Familycrime syndicate, have argued the show glamorizes drug-trafficking and money laundering.
The lifestyle choices are always going to give you more danger,” 50 Cent told CNN in a recent interview. “It’s going to give you entertainment and energy. If those lifestyle choices weren’t there, it would still be a family drama.
    的 “BMFscreen family is comprised of brothers DemetriusBig MeechFlenory and TerrySouthwest TFlenory, who came up in Detroit in the 1980s and led BMF.
      Big Meech is played by his son, DemetriusLil MeechFlenory Jr., in his debut role.
        The younger Flenory told CNN he learned a great deal about his father and his uncleboth imprisoned when he was a youngsterthrough the role.
        I already knew a lot about my dad and my uncle that my father used to tell me and I used to see growing up,” 他说. “But this was a whole different experience because now I had to learn about them in their childhood, when they grew up, what choices they made to become who they are today.
          It was also an experience which formed a bond between him and Da’Vinchi, who plays younger brother Terry.
          We formed a brotherhood on and off screen,” said Da’Vinchi, known for his performance as Darnell Hayes on the seriesAll American.” “We had a lot of similarities, we both had the same objective. We both took this personally on a career level and being artists and that was definitely seen on screen.
          The pair also had to learn what life was like coming of age in the poverty and violence of the Flenory brothersDetroit neighborhood in the 1980s.
          Flenory said his father was excited for him to get the role.
          His first thought that he said was ‘Man, you better learn how to act. You can’t be playing me and look bad,'” the new actor recalled.
          根据 50 Cent, the younger Flenory indeed brought it.
          说唱歌手, turned actor, turned director and now executive producer handpicked him for the part. He also got friends Snoop Dogg and Eminem to take on roles.
          50 Cent said he’s long been aware that networks need the type of diverse content he’s offering withBMF,” as well as the Starz hit “功率” in which he starred, produced and directed.
          When they start to say diversity, when you see these projects hit the bullseye and its targeted audience is watchinglike when ‘Powerwent number one with African Americans and Latinos and the universe continues that success, it says you don’t have to have that cookie cutter mentality that Hollywood has had.
            It’s exciting because things are shifting and changing,” 他加了. “By the time they see what I did here with ‘BMF,’ [好莱坞] will be impressed. I’ve got the cheat code.
            BMFstarts Sunday on Starz.




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