Execs Block Chris Brown Role On ‘power’ Over ‘anger Issues’
Chris Brown “lost it” after he was booted from 50 Cent's show “Power” just before he allegedly pulled a gun on a former beauty pageant contestant.
Sources tell us that Fiddy had promised his friend Brown a major role on his hit Starz show, but network execs put a stop to the plan.
A source close to Brown told us, “50 promised Chris a big role on 'Power,' playing a drug dealer. But 50 didn't consult the network first, and execs were not happy when they found out about it.”
The source continued, “The network insisted that Chris' casting was not going to happen, because of fears about his anger issues. There was a big blowup, and they had to tell Chris he was not going to get the role. The news was delivered to him early Monday. He was livid.”
At 3 a.m. on Tuesday, aspiring actress Baylee Curran called police claiming Brown pointed a gun at her after she was admiring a diamond necklace during a party at his home. When police arrived, they were denied entry and told to obtain a search warrant, causing an hours-long standoff at the singer's home that was covered live by several networks. Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and released on $250,000 bail. But Brown insists he was set up, and his lawyer, Mark Geragos, believes his accuser “fabricated” the gun threat.
50 Cent and Brown are close friends, having worked on a number of tracks together. 50 defended Brown after his arrest, writing on Instagram, “That's my boy. I watched him come up, a lot of the s - - t he go threw [sic] is crazy to me . . . If someone calls 911 and says you pulled a gun on them in your house, are the police coming to creat [sic] a bunker at the end of your drive way for 11 hours to wait for a search warrant? Then live stream it, This must be VIP Treatment. SMH.”
Reps for Starz didn't comment, and Geragos didn't get back to us.
On Thursday, 50 Cent was still insisting he'll get Brown on the show, despite the network's reservations. He told Page Six, “Tune into 'Power' next season, because you will see Chris Brown.”