Sources close to the singer revealed to Page Six that Brown learned he’d lost out on a potential role for 50 Cent‘s hit show Power on Monday morning (Aug. 31, 2016) because network executives have concerns about his “anger issues.” Ironically, the singer was reportedly “livid.”
“50 promised Chris a big role on ‘Power,’ playing a drug dealer,” the source revealed. “But 50 didn’t consult the network first, and execs were not happy when they found out about it.”
“The network insisted that Chris’ casting was not going to happen, because of fears about his anger issues,” the insider continued. “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.”
Just hours later, Brown spent the day in a standoff with police officers after former pageant contestant Baylee Curran called police accusing Brown of threatening her with a gun to her head as he demanded she leave his house. Brown was eventually arrested and released on $250,000 bail, and now new evidence is leading prosecutors to believe Curran was trying to set the singer up.
Despite pushback from network executives, 50 Cent is still insisting Brown will have a role on his show. “Tune into ‘Power’ next season, because you will see Chris Brown,” he told Page Six.