50 Cent Hosts Starz 'Power Book II: Ghost' Hamptons Premiere
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50 Cent Hosts Starz ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Hamptons Premiere Drive-In Event

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Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (Photo Credit: Starz Entertainment LLC.)

The stars were aligned over the holiday weekend as 50 Cent celebrated the series premiere of Power Book II: Ghost with a drive-in screening in the Hamptons.

50 Cent, the executive producer and creative force behind the Power franchise, hosted celebrity guests at TV journalist Jill Rappaport’s horse farm in the exclusive Hamptons neighborhood of Water Mill, New York.

As COVID-19 health concerns continue to loom, social distancing orders were in place: drivers had to pull up in their cars in front of a large screen for the exclusive airing of the first episode. Guests were served car-side with items like lobster rolls, mini pizzas, homemade sea salt popcorn, s’mores in a jar, rose champagne frozé, and bottled margaritas.

Among the notable guests were legendary supermodel Christie Brinkley, actor John Leguizamo, CNN anchor Don Lemon, and the author of Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell.

The Starz original series Power Book II: Ghost, starring Michael Rainey Jr., Naturi Naughton, Mary J. Blige and Cliff “Method Man” Smith, premiered on Sunday, September 6. It airs Sunday, 8 p.m. Eastern, on Stars in the U.S.

Power Book II: Ghost picks up shortly after the earth-shattering events of Power as Tariq St. Patrick grapples with a new world order. His father is dead. His mother, Tasha, faces charges for the murder her son committed. And he has to face the academic rigors of the Ivy League university St. Patrick must attend to earn his inheritance.

Truly on his own for the first time in his life, St. Patrick is forced to split his time between school and hustling to pay for Davis MacLean, the fame-hungry defense lawyer who is his mother’s only hope of getting out of jail. With no better options, St. Patrick turns to the familiar drug game, entangling himself with a cutthroat family, headed by Monet Stewart Tejada, that’s been at it far longer than him. As St. Patrick tries to balance his drug operation with his chaotic life, he figures that the only way to avoid his father’s fate is to become him—only better.

Power Book II: Ghost is executive produced by series creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her company, End of Episode, and Jackson through his G-Unit Film and Television. Also serving as executive producers are Mark Canton through his Atmosphere Entertainment MM, End of Episode’s Chris Selak and Danielle De Jesus, Shana Stein, and Bart Wenrich. Lionsgate TV produces the series for Starz

Watch the Power Book II: Ghost trailer below.