According to Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, he’s the reason why TLC’s show ‘Starter Wives‘, was cancelled mid-season. If you’ve followed the development of the show and it’s episodes, then you know initially the mother of 50′s child, Shanequa Tompkins, was on the show, but was hit with either a cease and desist or a letter from 50′s attorney telling her that legally, she could not appear on it.
This week, one of the show’s cast members, Monica Joseph Taylor (the ex-wife of New York radio personality, Funk Master Flex), penned an open letter informing folk that the rest of the season had been canceled. She wrote:
If you want to watch the remainder of episodes of Starter Wives Confidential you will have to go online to TLC.com. Ask me why? ::Long pause:: Is it ratings? Is it a change in network direction…or all the outside drama?! It’s no secret Starter Wives Confidential was plagued by legal inquiries and possible lawsuits from the beginning. Starting with Shanequa Tompkins being missing from all the episodes, her ex 50 cent allegedly had an agreement or contract with her of some sort that either prevented or made it difficult for her to partake in the show. I know before taping even began I was questioned about my posts relating to anyone connected with Lamar Odom. Luckily TLC had no control over what I do or can post so it became a non-issue. I never did find out who was putting pressure on them. Cut to the Lil Kim situation, one which I’m still confused about and can’t even confirm if there is a law suit.
And while TLC has yet to confirm or deny the report, 50 has taken to twitter, saying that he’s the reason why the show was axed. He wrote:
I want to apologize to cast of Starter Wives for having the show pulled off the net work.i sincerely hope you find work.
#smsaudio .. It had to go…The show was trash,angry ex girls that have a sense of entitlement that cant be met. Come on, I didn’t like it so its off. #SMSaudio
Do you believe that 50′s responsible for having the show pulled off air, mid-season? And if you’ve checked the show out, do you agree with his comments about the show?
***UPDATED***According to TMZ, TLC has released a letter that mentions that ratings are the reason for the cancelation.
“Unfortunately, due to the low ratings, the remaining episodes will not air on TLC, but will be viewable on TLC.com.”
Guess 50 was exaggerating a bit, right?