‘Power Book II: Ghost’: Is the Cast Actually Feuding With the Cast of ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’?

Power Book III: Raising Kanan, the third installment of the Power Universe has debuted to rave reviews. With Power Book II: Ghost on hiatus, the new series has fans all abuzz, with some fans comparing the shows to one another. Power executive producer, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has also hinted at a rivalry between the two shows.

However, are the Power universe cast members actually feuding, or is it all in good fun?

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson as Kanan Stark and Michael Rainey Jr. as Taria St. Patrick both stand outside, smirking into the camera in 'Power'
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson as Kanan Stark and Michael Rainey Jr. as Taria St. Patrick in ‘Power’ | Stark

What are all of the ‘Power’ spinoffs?

After a six-season run, Power came to a stunning conclusion with Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.) killing his father, James “Ghost” St. Patrick. The first spinoff in the Power Universe, Power Book II: Ghost opens directly after the events of Power and follows Tariq navigating his life as a college student and burgeoning drug dealer.

Power Book III: Raising Kanan has launched as a prequel series in the Power Universe. Set in 1991, some 30-years before the events of Power, the coming-of-age drama follows 15-year-old Kanan Stark (Mekai Curtis) in the role that 50 Cent made famous in Power. We see how Kanan became the monstrous gangster than we knew him to be.

In early 2022, the Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) centered Power Book IV: Force will launch. The series will center on Tommy rebuilding his empire after Ghost’s death. Then later next year, Power Book V: Influence will debut. The series will chronicle dirty NYC councilman Rashad Tate’s (Larenz Tate) race to the governor’s mansion.

Is the cast of ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ feuding with the cast of ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’?

We all know that 50 Cent loves to hype up all of his shows. When the series premiere of Power Book III: Raising Kanan topped the record last held by the debut of Power Book II: Ghost, he began strumming up a rivalry between all of the Power Universe shows. He shared a post of the Raising Kanan cast on Instagram with the caption, “Raising Kanan back to work already season 2 😆@themekaicurtis said they on fire🔥 @michaelraineyjr over there tripping.”

Rainey who is the star of Ghost hilariously clapped back with his own photo from the set of Ghost Season 2. He captioned the photo. “Raising who ? Yea we workin #powerbookiighost @50cent over there trippin 😂😅” However, it appears to be all in good fun.

Rainey and Mekai Curtis, the star of Raising Kanan have only said warm things about each other. “So shoutout to Mekai for showing that love and appreciation,” Rainey said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I appreciate him for that. We definitely chopped it up. Just me being on the show for so long, he felt like I had some gems to share with him. And we’re in the same family, so whatever I can say, whatever I can do to help whoever, I’m going to do it. 

The entire Power Universe cast also constantly hype each other up and share clips of the various shows, even if they aren’t on them on their social media. Still, 50 Cent is clearly the greatest at keeping the fans engaged.


50 Cent Says the Success of ‘Power’ Made Starz Official

50 Cent is currently dominating Starz. In addition to Ghost, Raising Kanan, and the forthcoming Force and Influence, the executive producer will also be debuting his new show, BMF on Sept. 26. However, this series is not a part of the Power Universe. Set in the 1980s, the Detroit-set BMF, tells the true story of the Flenory brothers, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory who began making their fortune in the drug trade.

Later, the Flenorys would launch BMF Entertainment, becoming influential in the hip-hop scene.