50 Cent’s BMF
50 Cent has had quite the success in the film industry with Starz’s very popular show Power, and more success is expected to come with 50 Cent’s produced show Black Mafia Family.
BMF is about Demetrius “Big Meech” and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory. The show is based on true events, about brothers who embarked on a huge drug trafficking empire in the late 1980s in Detroit.
He explains how he developed the series to show how young the brothers were at the time, and unfold their story to why they started so young which causes waves of sympathy.
“Them being brothers, it allowed me to focus on the family drama and to tell the story of the innocence of how they got caught… at 15, that young age, where you wouldn’t even technically be responsible for your actions at that point because you’re a minor,” he explains to Yahoo.
“You’ll find a way to be sympathetic to the scenario when you see the details of it. You see human nature, you see how they make those decisions, how they end up on that path.”
BMF is also reeling in Eminem as “White Boy Rick,” in an episode.
50 Cent talks about how Eminem is always there when needed and he will always have his back.
“When he heard I was directing it, he was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll do it,’” 50 Cent says to Yahoo.
“This guy shows up at every stage of my career and in my life, shows up for me at the point that I just need him to show up… I don’t think it would have not worked if [he] didn’t come and be a part of it. But he showed up and it’s become one of the biggest highlights of me directing for the second time.”
“And that’s just my guy. I don’t care what he did… If he hit somebody with a bus, I would be saying, ‘No, he didn’t do it… Who saw the bus? Because someone else could have been driving the bus.’”