Gabrielle Union Blames 50 Cent For Being Mary Jane Cancellation

In the Instagram video below, Gabrielle Union blames 50 Cent for Being Mary Jane being cancelled. Last month, BET announced that the hit series would end after four short seasons, leaving fans confused.  Viewership of the series has decreased since the first season, but Being Mary Jane was a landmark show for African American women.

How Much Power Does 50 Cent Have At BET?

50 Cent’s hit series on Starz, Power has forced television networks to put some respect on the rapper’s name.  Power laid the foundation for 50’s new BET series, 50 Central but did BET give the rapper too much power? When 50 announced that he was working with BET it was clear that he had big plans with the network.  He made several Instagram posts, bragging about his BET takeover.

Gabrielle Union Blames 50 Cent For Being Mary Jane Cancellation
Gabrielle Union Blames 50 Cent For Being Mary Jane Cancellation

During an interview with The Breakfast Club 50 explained that he had plans to get Irv Gotti’s show, Tales cancelled.  Gotti claims that 50 doesn’t have enough power to get Tales cancelled so maybe BET was smart about how much control they gave 50.

In the following video, Gabrielle tells fans not to send her messages about the cancellation of Being Mary Jane.  She advises fans to direct their complaints to 50 Cent:

TSR STAFF: Talia O. @theclosetratchet _______________________________________ Back in August, #BeingMaryJane actress #GabrielleUnion and rapper #50Cent had words after he dissed her show. After last month’s announcement that #BMJ has been cancelled, fans have been pissed and seem to be taking some frustration out on the actress. _______________________________________ It looks like she’s tired of it which is why during an interview with First We Feast’s “Hot Ones” this week, Union told her fans to direct their frustrations at 50. She seems to be insinuating that he had something to do with her show being canceled. _______________________________________ “For everyone who’s just really upset that BMJ is coming to a close, please send all your correspondence to 50, Curtis Jackson, who has taken sole responsibility for the loss of jobs and your show,” she said. “So don’t @ me, @ 50.” _______________________________________ 50 finally responded this afternoon with a little shade of his own. “Listen I told you things were –(Read more at TheShadeRoom.Com!) 📸: @iamqlanise_
A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Nov 3, 2017 at 6:18pm PDT

In post below, 50 says that he warned Gabrielle that things would change.

Listen I told you things were gonna change Gabrielle, no disrespect with all respect, I have no respect. 💁🏽‍♂️I’ll see you around in my @michaelblackson voice.LOL
A post shared by 50 Cent (@50cent) on Nov 3, 2017 at 9:13am PDT

The following post is from August.  50 was excited about joining BET and announced that changes were soon to come:

A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Aug 6, 2017 at 8:56pm PDT

Being Mary Jane was one of BET’s only dramas and it was very entertaining.  While The Quad is a great series, it doesn’t appeal to everyone.  Successful black TV shows are rare so the last thing BET should be doing is cancelling one of the most popular black TV shows on air.

Do you think 50 Cent is the reason why Being Mary Jane was cancelled? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

By Jason John

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