On Wednesday (Jan. 3), cable provider Optimum announced that it will no longer carry the Starz network, meaning that the hit series, Power, might lose some of its steam in 2018.

According to Deadline, last-minute negotiations between the network and Optimum’s parent company, Altice USA, fell through resulting in the company – that provides cable to a significant amount of the New York region – dropping the Starz network.

As expected, this news did not sit well with Power, leading some of the show’s cast (like Omari Hardwick and Joseph Sikora) to Instagram where they expressed their displeasure. Yet, the most telling post came from none other than 50 Cent, who suggested race was a factor in Optimum’s decision.

5: I’m telling y’all…they dropped us. Ace Boom: No comment O: wtf? Kanan/Tommy/Ghost: Thas that dumb shit. -ironically i post this while walking to the locker room to wish my guys luck in the game. I think about the beautiful thing about my former world of sports vs. my present. The ball truly don’t lie. You either make the play or you don’t. You either perform at a high level or you wallow in mediocrity. You either become one of the great teams of all times while becoming a unique player or you are never spoken about. We as a team within this industry of television…have become one of the more special ones to ever suit up. & yet in still….certain folk refuse to not only give us our due, they have stupidly chosen to not even allow us to perform anymore for you the millions of beast coast fans. -Fans: Tell @Optimum to bring back POWER! Don’t miss the next season! Call 844-71-STARZ and tell them no! #KeepSTARZ

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“Optimum doesn’t think POWER is good enough after all the success of the show,” 50 wrote. “The numbers are great, I guess it’s the wrong color faces in the picture again.”

After building a career on disputes along with recently signing a hefty deal with Starz, as the show’s executive producer, 50 Cent might have said this because he is slightly more invested in the network success than his co-stars. However, despite 50’s claims, Altice holds to the fact that the decision was strictly business.

“Given that Starz is available to all consumers directly through Starz’ own over-the-top streaming service, we don’t believe it makes sense to charge all of our customers for Starz programming,” a spokesperson for Altice told Deadline. “Particularly when their viewership is declining and the majority of our customers don’t watch Starz.”

This “declining” viewership is not something Power has experienced, as the show is among one of the most viewed series on TV. But it seems that even their success not enough to convince Altice to keep the Starz network. However, fans of the series will still be able to watch Power through streaming services and other New York cable providers.