'Power' Star Joseph Sikora Talks Series' Final Season, 50 Cent Collecting Money
Joseph Sikora is revealing some fun facts about the last season of "Power."
Joseph Sikora is revealing some details about the last season of "Power" and may have also just shed some light on why 50 Cent has been pressing people for money.
InsideEdition.com caught up with Sikora at the Apollo Theater’s 14th Annual Spring Gala. The actor, who plays Tommy Egan on the hit Starz series, says that season 6 will be an extended one, featuring 15 episodes instead of 10. Previously, it had been reported that there would be a season 7, and that would be the final installment.
“How they release those 15 episodes hasn’t been talked about yet and I actually have no idea. But in a way, it is a season 6, 7. In some capacity. You get a lot of bang for your buck,” Sikora told InsideEdition.com.
Spoiler alert: Season 5 ends with quite the cliffhanger. Sikora’s Tommy shoots at his best friend, James “Ghost” St. Patrick, played by Omari Hardwick. The bullet hits Ghost’s love interest and U.S. prosecutor, Angela Valdez, played by Lela Loren.
During the course of the series, Ghost and Tommy, who refer to each other as brothers, come to run one of the top drug enterprises in New York City. Over time, the pair’s relationship is tested through a sequence of lies and betrayal. Among them, Ghost convinces Tommy to kill his own father.
“We’re far enough that Tommy is ready and willing to shoot Ghost, he shot at Ghost, and we saw a pretty satisfied, serendipitous look on his face when he’s like, ‘You know what? I probably got the right one anyway,’” Sikora told InsideEdition.com.
“But that’s gonna put them at an incredible odds. I mean, they were going so far down that slippery slope but the bond is so stretched in Season 6 that I think that it allows both men to be at opposite ends and to figure out who they are without each other in some ways. But is that bond strong enough to keep them together in the long run?”
One of the biggest questions heading into the premiere: Will Ghost and Tommy ever be able to repair their relationship?
“You never know with family. There’s always a chance at redemption as long as its family,” Sikora said. “But Tommy, above everything— the only thing we’ve seen him be more loyal to than Ghost, is the rules of the street. So that’s when I think things are gonna get funky,” Sikora stated.
Speaking of things getting funky, "Power" executive producer 50 Cent is airing it all out on social media. In recent weeks, 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has been putting people on blast who he says owe him money.
The list includes singer and reality star Teairra Mari, who 50 Cent won a revenge porn case against in January. A judge ordered her to pay him $30,000. After months of saying she did not have the cash, she now says she does. At this point it is unclear if 50 Cent has received the payment.
50 Cent alleged actor Jackie Long owed him $250,000. When Long said he’d already paid it, 50 Cent said he’d tacked on interest, but never said how much that amounted to. Reportedly, the two settled the debt with a Cash App transaction.
"Power" producer Randall Emmett may have racked up the heftiest bill with the mogul, to the tune of $1 million. 50 Cent revealed screenshots of some of their conversations, in which Emmett mistakenly referred to 50 Cent as “Fofty.” It has been a recurring joke on the internet ever since.
“You don’t wanna make Fofty angry. You don’t like him when he’s angry,” Sikora stated.
Sikora says 50 Cent's collection method is quite clever.
“I think that he is a master promoter, I think that it’s doing more than just getting his money back. He also is a man that wants his money and I think that you can push 50 Cent so far, but you don’t wanna push 50 into what he can become. Because he’s a businessman at the end of the day. You don’t wanna turn him into Kanan,” Sikora laughed.
When asked if Sikora has ever owed or currently owes 50 Cent money, he was pretty clear. “I don’t even wanna talk about it,” Sikora began. “Not that I know of.”
Both 50 Cent and show runner Courtney Kemp have shared new clips from the show on social media. The sixth and final season of "Power" returns on Sunday, Aug. 25 on Starz.
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