BMF boss discusses disagreement he and 50 Cent shared while making the show

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BMF showrunner Randy Huggins has opened up about disagreeing with 50 Cent on the show's theme song.

Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson executive produces the newly released Starz series, and raps large portions of the title song, alongside Charlie Wilson's iconic vocals.

The plot of BMF follows the story of a crime family who rose up on the streets of Detroit. So, some (including Huggins) questioned why born-and-bred New Yorker 50 Cent should rap the theme, rather than Detroit native Kash Doll, who stars in the series.

"The bottom line is 50 and I have an excellent partnership," Huggins told TVLine. "He doesn't tell me how to write my show, but he has suggestions.

Photo credit: Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images
Photo credit: Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images

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"When it came to the theme song, I suggested he put Kash Doll on there. Then I suggested it a second time. Maybe even a third. Same thing with the scripts. He may have said something, and I didn't respond, and he might have said it again. Then he left me alone."

While 50 Cent became a household name from his music career, he has since had a lucrative career as a film and television producer.

He has both produced and starred in successful action films, including The Frozen Ground starring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack, Freelancers starring Robert De Niro, and Fire with Fire starring Bruce Willis and Rosario Dawson.

Photo credit: Gari Askew - Starz
Photo credit: Gari Askew - Starz

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50 Cent first worked with Huggins on Power, a Starz crime-drama the rapper produces and stars in as Kanan Stark.

"We respect each other's lanes," Huggins added. "It's probably one of the most beautiful things about our partnership. We've been working together since Power. I used to write a lot for his character Kanan, so we've spent a lot of time together and work well together."

BMF, short for Black Mafia Family, is his latest project, inspired by the true story of the Flenory brothers, Demetrius "Big Meech" (Demetrius Flenory Jr.) and Terry "Southwest T" (Da'Vinchi).

It's star-studded cast includes Demetrius Flenory Jr., whose father is the real-life inspiration for his character, 13 Reasons Why's Ajiona Alexus, The Wire's Wood Harris, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem.

BMF airs on Starz in the US and streams on Starzplay, available through Amazon Prime Video, in the UK.

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