‘BMF’: Why Did Starz Accidentally Stream Episode 7 Early?
BMF has become a major hit for the Starz network. Created by Randy Huggins and executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, the series is based on a true story. BMF chronicles the real-life Flenory Brothers, who are Detroit legends. Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory (Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr.) and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory (Da’Vinchi) began selling drugs as teens in Southwest Detroit. They would go on to become two of the biggest drug traffickers in the United States.
Fans have been anticipated the release of the penultimate episode of BMF Season 1, but the anticipation was ruined when the episode was streamed early. Here’s why Starz accidentally made the episode available.
When will ‘BMF’ episode 7 air?
BMF fans were stunned when the crime drama series did not air on Nov. 7. However, they won’t have to wait much longer to see what Big Meech and Southwest T are going to do about Lamar (Eric Kofi-Abrefa). Episode 7, “All In the Family,” will air on Nov. 14. Then on Nov. 21, the season finale, “The King of Detroit,” will air just before the season premiere of Ghost, which is titled “Free Will Is Never Free.”
The official description for the episode reads, “Blood spills into the streets when Meech devises a plan for revenge, forcing Lamar to seek shelter with someone close.”
Why did Starz stream ‘BMF’ episode 7 early?
Though BMF episode 107 is slated to air on Nov. 14 so that the season finale will air with the Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 premiere, the drama series streamed early. Fans who logged on to the Starz app on Nov. 7 at midnight were able to view the series. The episode stayed live for 3 hours before it was snatched down.
Now, Starz claimed it was all due to a technical glitch. “The fan demand for BMF, and specifically this highly anticipated episode directed by executive producer Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, is undeniable,” a spokesperson said via The Hollywood Reporter. “There was a technical glitch that allowed fans that have the Starz app who logged in right at midnight to temporarily access the episode early. The episode will be released globally as planned on Sunday, Nov. 14, across all Starz platforms.”
50 Cent is furious with Starz
Since “All In the Family” was directed by 50 Cent and his good friend and mentor Eminem also makes an appearance in the episode as the notorious White Boy Rick, the leak is not a good look. In fact, the rapper/executive producer is irate that the episode was leaked — accidental or otherwise.
50 Cent has now declared that he’s looking to buy the Starz network. “Starz is a sh*t show, they better sell it fast,” he shared. “They put the f****** BMF show on, then took it down. what network does shit like that? They just ruined the anticipation of The episode i directed, I WORKED HARD ON THIS. I can’t work with these people anymore.”
50 Cent’s 4-year $150 million agreement is set to come to a close in 2022, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens next.