After a year away from our television sets, POWER returned for its sixth (and presumed final) season this morning. If you have the STARZ App or OnDemand, you can watch it now.
While diehard fans are locked into the latest saga and drama of Ghost, Tommy, Tasha, Angela, Tariq and more, others who frequently watch the show know it for its now catchy and ubiquitous theme song, “Big Rich Town” by 50 Cent and Joe. Hell, you’ve probably even heard it at brunch a time or two.
Well … season 6 kicked off this morning and fans were greeted by a different version of the song. One where Trey Songz is on the hook, 50’s bars are a little different and so is the beat.
As soon as fans heard it, they revolted. Mostly because you give people a fire theme song they’ve listened to and sung to their heart’s content for six years – changing it without telling anybody is gonna make a few people upset. That and, well people really love Joe crooning that hook.
And so on. In a recent interview, 50 said that the updated theme was supposed to “feel younger”. “The writers take everyone on an emotional journey, ’cause the characters that they built, they built them up, and have you invested in them — and then [they get killed off],” he told Bustle.
At least one person is riding with Trigga on this!
Long live the original theme and read more reactions from disgruntled Power fans below.
I knew that was trey songz singing the power theme song. They need to bring my boy joe back next episode lol— Jodie Landon (@WinterTimeCold_) August 25, 2019
2 mins into Power and I’m already livid af😡😡!!! Yo @50cent Didn’t nobody tell y’all niggas to remix the theme song. I’m over here prepared to sing along and you niggas playing. In the words of my nigga @KarlousM #QUITTOUCHINGSHIT‼️‼️— Quavo Met Travis Scott At My House (@TeamTeddyRay) August 25, 2019