bmf Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is the latest Starz drama series. The series follows the real-life story of Demetrius “Big Meach” Flenori (Demetrius “Lil Meach” Flanorie Jr.) and Terry “Southwest T” Flanorie (Da’Vinci). The brothers started their drug business in Detroit in the 1980s, and from there they became the nation’s two biggest drug traffickers.
The show has just premiered but it is already a success. However, 50 Cent and producer/showrunner, Randy Huggins, did not agree on the show’s theme song.
What does 50 Cent’s new Starz show ‘BMF’ stand for?
‘BMF’ is based on the real-life Flannory brothers
bmf It is inspired by the true story of real-life brothers Big Meech and Southwest T. The pair began selling $50 bags of cocaine in high school. From there, his business expanded, as the crack cocaine epidemic spread across the country. “It’s a story about love, kinship and capitalism in pursuit of the American dream,” Starz said.
In fact, Huggins said it was important to be as truthful as possible about what happened. “I took some liberties, but everything there is based on a story,” Huggins told Urban Hollywood 411. “Obviously, you can’t put people’s names there. Obviously, some places might have changed.”
“I don’t think there’s any character in it that I hadn’t heard of,” he said. “I may have to take creative liberties to make the art pop a little more. Maybe I have to take a creative license to make a scene more fun than ever, but that’s just part of the storytelling. Not a documentary.”
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50 Cent didn’t consult ‘BMF’ showrunner Randy Huggins for theme song
However, when Huggins was trying to give 50 Cent some input on the show’s theme song he ran into a few hurdles. “The bottom line is 50 and I have an excellent partnership,” said Huggins tv line. “He doesn’t tell me how to write my show, but he has suggestions. When it came to the theme song, I suggested he put a wish doll in there. Then I suggested it a second time. Maybe even a third. The script Same thing with s—t. Maybe he said something, and I didn’t respond, and maybe he said it again. Then he left me alone.”
Finally, 50 Cent raps “Wish Me Luck”, while R&B legend Charlie Wilson sang the vocals.
50 Cent Taught Lil Meech Acting Lessons for Two Years
50 Cent stuck to his vision when it came to the theme song, and Huggins made the final choice on the TV show. However, 50 Cent thought it was necessary that Lil Mitch portray his father. The rapper also took the 21-year-old to acting classes with actor/director Tasha Smith for two years.
“They made sure, you know, I had basic acting before I jumped on the screen and I had no acting experience, you know, as far as any class,” Flanori told the grio. “(I) took intense acting classes, five days a week, (sometimes) twice a day, for two years.”
In the end, young Flanorie still had to audition to win the part. “You know, they could have found someone else who’s been acting before,” he explained. “It doesn’t look anything like my dad. Just because he’s my dad, doesn’t mean I should (automatically) Rupally) would get the job. So I had to show people that, you know, I really knew what I was doing.”