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50 Cent On ‘Power’ Being ‘Real’: ‘Empire’ Is The ‘PG-13 Version’ — Watch

Thu, May 21, 2015 1:32pm EDT by Emily Longeretta 1 Comment

Season two of ‘Power’ is about to kick off on June 6, but first sat down with EP Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson as well as star Joseph Sikora who previewed the ‘intense’ actions coming — and why it’s so different than ‘Empire.’

“We’re up against the PG-13 version,” creator and star 50 Cent told us while at the season two junket for Power in New York City. Sitting down next to Joseph Sikora (who plays Tommy on the show), the guys revealed that while they understand their competition — Power is much different, and you can tell that just from the season premiere. Watch our interview!

50 Cent Raves Over ‘Real’ Show, ‘Power’

“The first season was introducing you to the characters,” 50 said. “Empire‘s first episode was our entire first season! Cookie comes home after 17 years of jail. Kanan’s character, you don’t see him in jail until episode three. They move so fast, because they can’t get into the depths of the world that they’re in. If you miss an episode, you can kind of me lost. You can just enjoy the character on this show. This one, you kind of feel like you’re watching real people; it’s like ten individual films that connect.”

Of course, season two will pick up right where it left off. Ghost (Omari Hardwick) is still juggling his relationship with his wife, Tasha (Naturi Naughton), his drug business, and his mistress, Angela (Lela Loren), who is investigating his business but she doesn’t know. It will also feature a fresh out of jail Kanan (played by 50) who is on the streets and ready for revenge (and trouble).

Why ‘Power’ Will Never Hold Back

“I had to use someone else to create the issues for me, but now that I’m out, I’d rather do it myself because I know I’m not gonna tell on me!” 50 said. “The [audience] is gonna be blown away by the intesity of it,” Joseph added about season two. “We left them with eveyrthing about to burst, and they’re gonna get to see the erruption!”

The show, which features a lot of violence, sex, and really relatable relationship drama continues to push the limits and that won’t be stopping anytime soon.

“It gives us the edge to just beat anything that they consider competition for it. We’re up against he PG-13 version of it,” 50 said — which is true in way! What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited for Power season two? You can catch the premiere on STARZ on June 6 at 9PM ET.

— Emily Longeretta