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POWER Remembers Past + Present Characters On Show’s 5-Year Anniversary

The “Power” team knows just how much of a journey the series has experienced over the last five years. The popular show has acknowledged its huge anniversary just months away from beginning its final season.

On Friday, the “Power” social media pages shared flashback moments dating back to 2014.

On Friday, both “Power” creator Courtney Kemp and actor Joseph “Tommy” Sikora hit up Instagram with big facts about the major date.

This week, both Kemp and Tommy – er – Sikora went to Instagram to remind supporters the five-year journey is complete.

A few days ago, various pics and clips emerged of the cast members united ahead of a highly-anticipated final season gearing up to premiere.

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Look: The LOX’s Styles P Comes Face-To-Face W/ POWER’s Omari “Ghost” Hardwick

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The LOX’s Styles P is staying busy in 2019. From juggling marriage goals and making new music, the Ghost has found time to build up his connects by hanging out with “Power” star Omari “Ghost” Hardwick.

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Ghosting !!!!!!!!!!

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POWER Star Omari Hardwick Uses Bob Marley Pic To Pen Massive Message About Heartless Fan

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“Power” star Omari Hardwick has no problem calling people out. The STARZ actor stepped forward this week to address getting a nasty comment placed on one of his posts.

On Thursday, Hardwick addressed getting singled out by someone on social media and explained his issue with the user’s remarks.

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I took this from a person’s page who perhaps is a fan. Perhaps is operative. Hell…perhaps many of you who truly come off as the furthest thing from a fan…are deep down inside the biggest fan. Perhaps some of us ain’t really given ourSELVES permission to show love or appreciation to those who really make you feel a way. Good or Bad. But especially…good. For someone to have the gift to make you feel a way (especially in a positive way)….is something different. At the least worth respecting if not rocking with. To Like, to Love, to Rock with…is cool. To respect is King…or Queen. The “fan” who posted this pic commented on a post my @poeticspodcast team put up of me simply writing a poem. Her commenting wasn’t the issue. Her comment was. & the reason…it was a completely unnecessary comment. & i could tell immediately that this “fan” was better than that. I stated that as well. This stage called social media was never intended for EVERY thought one has to be “spoken”. & we must all remember….these thoughts aren’t truly SPOKEN. 95% of shit stated on this stage (especially shit) would NEVER be actually spoken in the face of the person it’s INdirectly directed to. So let’s ALL just relax. Remember what grandmas would say: ‘If ya don’t have anything nice to say…. & real talk, if you do have something mean to say…always remember Karma never needs waze or google maps. That muthasucka WILL find you. & lastly, dear fan & fans who I obviously believe in to be more…please remember it proves that i root for YOU. My all time favorite artist, Marley said it best. Shout out to all the youth reading. We depending on y’all 💪🏾❤🦅

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“Power” executive producer 50 Cent recently went to Instagram and didn’t hold back promising “Game of Thrones” fans would be blown away by what his show delivers this August.

Hours prior, Fif trolled “Game of Thrones” over its recent and now-infamous coffee scene blunder.

A few weeks ago, the “Power” star teased followers about his series’ final run.

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50 Cent Reacts To Omari “Ghost” Hardwick Admitting He Loaned Him $20,000: “He’s A Man Of His Word”

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New York rapper 50 Cent has the utmost respect for his “Power” star. The hip-hop veteran has reacted to Omari Hardwick recently admitting he took a $20,000 loan and came through – with interest – on the payback.

Fif went to Instagram Thursday to salute Omari for keeping things 100 and to call him a stand-up guy.

A few weeks ago, the “Power” executive producer teased followers about the series’ final run.

Earlier this month, “Power” creator Courtney Kemp reflected on her series coming to an end.

Recently, Kemp confirmed the series ending and shared the sixth season’s artwork.

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Omari Hardwick Says JAY-Z Would Have Slapped Him If He Didn’t Hug Beyoncé

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“Power” star Omari Hardwick is keeping it 100 on the Beyoncé incident. The Hollywood heavyweight has dished out more details behind his now-infamous NAACP Image Awards moment with Queen Bey.

In a new Hot 97 interview, Omari discussed how the media hyped up the friendly run-in.

“Celebrity has become the seller of a person’s person. Now that Omari is more of a celebrity from the moment I met [radio host] Ebro, it’s not that it was just Beyoncé it’s that Omari is bigger. If somebody else, who’s not as big, hugs Beyoncé, I don’t know. – and JAY would have slapped me upside the head if I didn’t, ‘D*mn, n*gga, didn’t you see B? Give her a hug.’ That’s a woman that reached out to me, I don’t know, one more once and said, ‘I’m doing a surprise birthday for JAY, you gotta be there.’ That’s a friend.” (Hot 97)

A few days ago, Omari’s “Power” co-stars weighed-in on the hug and kiss moment.

Earlier this spring, Curtis Jackson went to Instagram and blamed Hardwick’s excitement for sparking his double-kiss.

“Man, it didn’t mean nothing. It didn’t mean nothing, man. He was just excited. What happened to being excited, man? He was excited. That was Beyoncé, blood. That’s Beyoncé, blood! Ha ha ha!”

Initially, Fif playfully trolled Hardwick about the kiss and suggested Bey’s husband JAY-Z would kill his “Power” character in show’s upcoming sixth season.

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Omari Hardwick Opens Up About His Start In Poetry, Feeling Misunderstood, And The Darkness That Comes With Playing Ghost [Exclusive]

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In walks Omari Hardwick, a complex creative excited to talk about his love for music and poetry. Our conversation would soon reveal that the actor we were introduced to as Ghost is also a writer, a musician, and a man who has spent much of his life feeling misunderstood.

He stopped by the iOne Digital offices on Thursday, May 10, to chop it up with HipHopWired about his new Poetics podcast. During our chat, Omari let us in on how he got his start in poetry and lightly mentioned that friendly moment with Beyoncé at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards. He talked about his brotherhood with Michael B. Jordan and got into how playing Ghost for seven months per year on Power has affected him. Tune in below.

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On What Led Omari To Express Himself Through Poetry

“It kind of just is…a poet just is,” he said. “I think you just wake up one day and, before the pen hits the paper, you’re kind of looking at life poetically… I think it was already there. 11 was the first poem written – it was to a girl. That’s all I remember,” he said of the first time he picked up a pen.

While a girl inspired him, he was also heavily influenced by the music he was surrounded by, as he notes the base of many of his favorite MCs (Tupac, Rakim, Common, Big Daddy Kane, and more) is actually poetry.

“It was definitely a girl at first, but it’s all of that music that was in the house,” he said of his upbringing. “Motown was playing. Hip-Hop was competing with Motown. Then I hear Wynton Marsalis and there was no vocalization, it was only instrumentation. The poems would come to me while I was hearing jazz and piano and so, I guess the poetry was there. I was reading Langston Hughes…. Then I learned that my pops was a poet. He’s an attorney by trade, but mom revealed all of these poems once I started to really write. I was probably now 20 years of age, writing in college, playing college football at the University of Georgia, and doing theatre within about a year from that moment. Moms brought me a whole volume of this sh*t he had written. I even learned that I wrote like him. I guess it’s genetic.”

On How He’s Able To Set Aside The Darkness That Comes With Playing Ghost

When it’s mentioned that Michael B. Jordan had a difficult time playing Killmonger in Black Panther, Omari reveals Jordan has been his “little brother” for “twenty-something” years. Though he wasn’t aware Jordan went to therapy after the role, he says his brother is a sweet “child at heart” and so he sees how playing Killmonger, a very dark character, could have disrupted his happiness. With that said, he adds…

“Playing Ghost has been a concurrent therapy session. Ghost is every single Sunday for six seasons – 10 Killmongers. Mike did his thing with Killmonger! But, I’ve been playing Killmonger for six seasons every single week for about 7 months per year.”

So what helped? One summer, his wife Jennifer suggested that instead of spending the summer shooting a movie, he do music… “I think if anything helped, it probably would be the fact that I started recording music – ’cause I was really getting it out, as opposed to writing poems.”

“I was really struggling. Ghost was really beating my *ss,” he confessed.

On Negativity Being So Heavily Promoted On Social Media

“Social media has definitely revealed to me too many people’s thoughts of negativity. I wish I didn’t know people were so negative. Hate is sold,” Omari commented.

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On Feeling Misunderstood

“I’ve definitely always felt like I could not describe myself to most people. I still feel that way and I get very frustrated… I get lonely a lot in communication because I don’t think a lot of people can keep up with where I’m going,” he admitted, adding “I was never really bad at communicating or being articulate. What was hard for me was expressing all of the things inside of me.”

“Nina Simone was huge for me – understand me now,” he said, quoting the late legend’s “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” lyrics. “That sh*t was huge for me. When I first heard that song, I think my writing went different, me as a man I grew differently. She’s one of my favorite artists of all time and, I think, one of the great poets of all time.  That was always a tough thing for me – to be misunderstood and to [find] people that spoke my language.”

Omari told us that back in the day, he would ride his bike to poetry venues and stop at the bus stop, where he often had amazing conversations with homeless people. “I learned not to judge a book by its cover,” he said of his search to find those who understand him.

On Men Not Growing Up And Finding It Difficult To Communicate And Be Vulnerable

“We’ve lost so many men that Omari embracing a friend, or giving a friend a kiss, became a story. It’s one of those things that social media hasn’t really aided. I don’t know why the eye contact has faded… indecision, not knowing how to ask a girl out. I don’t know why it’s faded.”

On Adjusting To Hollywood

“I never wanted people to not feel comfortable next to me, so celebrity is weird for me. I’m still adjusting with it and to it,” he explained.

Check out Omari Hardwick’s new Poetics podcast here. He interviews a different Hip-Hop guest for every episode, as each guest submits their own poem to be discussed and dissected. It’s all about vulnerability, which as he mentioned during our talk, is something the world could use a lot more of.

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Omari Hardwick Gets Drilled W/ POWER Cast About Awkward Beyoncé Kisses

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“Power” star Omari Hardwick couldn’t help but smile after getting asked about his now-infamous double-kiss on Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. The high-profile actor pulled through for a new interview alongside cast members about the viral moment.

Instead of serving up an answer, Omari let his “Power” co-stars like 50 Cent and on-screen wife Naturi Naughton address the NAACP Image Awards incident.

Earlier this spring, Curtis Jackson went to Instagram and blamed Hardwick’s excitement for sparking his double-kiss.

“Man, it didn’t mean nothing. It didn’t mean nothing, man. He was just excited. What happened to being excited, man? He was excited. That was Beyoncé, blood. That’s Beyoncé, blood! Ha ha ha!”

Initially, Fif playfully trolled Hardwick about the kiss and suggested Bey’s husband JAY-Z would kill his “Power” character in show’s upcoming sixth season.

The cringe footage even sparked reactions from entertainers like Tyga and comedian D.L. Hughley.

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Dapper Dan Attends his First Met Gala + Designed 7 ‘Camp’ Looks

Dapper Dan vowed to hold Gucci accountable for their recent racist scandal involving a sweater that resembles blackface, and he did so in the best way he knows how.

Dan’s custom designs were on the backs of seven influential celebrities at the 2019 Met Gala in New York City on Monday. 21 Savage, Omari Hardwick, Regina Hall, Bevy Smith, Ashley Graham, Karlie Kloss, and Dapper Dan himself were all sporting the Harlem fashion icon’s designs to represent their camps last night.

Dan told Elle.com that he was addressing the issues in his community through fashion. “People in the community are like, ‘Man, leave them! Leave Gucci and all this stuff.’ They don’t understand. Until I make them understand the beauty of this, the significance of this, the importance of this…”

It wasn’t long ago the Italian luxury brand shut down the designer’s store for using their logo with authorization. Now he has a partnership with a company, and flooded the 2019 Met Gala with his designs, which marked his first Met.

“[Y]ou know who’s walking behind me?” Dan asked rhetorically. “Nelson Mendela’s walking behind me, Jackie Robinson’s walking behind me, Martin Luther King, all of those people are behind me. All those people who’ve suffered the slings and arrows of oppression in those difficult moments.”

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Casanova Drops A Brooklyn Poem on Omari Hardwick’s ‘Poetics Poem’

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Brooklyn’s own Casanova 2X has made a name for himself off his hardcore and gruff style that made his debut single “Don’t Run” a street banger back in 2016, but in the debut episode of Poetics Poem Casanova showed a deeper side to himself.

Hosted by spoken word artist and Power star Omari Hardwick, Poetics Poem had Cas spitting poetry as only he could. Truth be told it was basically bars that we wouldn’t be surprised he’d use on a new track. With a mellowed out voice and calm demeanor Cas spoke into the mic kicking off his poem with “Was too cool for school, I cheated class/I had to rob that spot, I needed cash/then I grew from the dirt, i’m free at last/Yeah, I grew from the dirt, i’m free at last…”

Regardless of how hood it might come off you can tell Casanova’s piece comes from a place deep in his soul. It’s pretty good stuff.

Check out Casanova’s poem below and let us know your thoughts.

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POWER Star Omari Hardwick, Busta Rhymes + Snoop Dogg Congratulate Tiger Woods: “Nip, Did You See Tiger Today”

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The entertainment industry is celebrating Tiger Woods‘ greatness. Hollywood heavyweight Omari Hardwick, Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg have congratulated the golfing icon on winning his fifth Masters tournament.

Over the past few hours, the trio flooded their Instagram pages with salutes to Woods.

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Nip. Did u c tiger today cuz. 🏁🙏🏾🏌🔥⛳

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Woods’ Masters victory is his latest in nearly 15 years.

For the first time since 2005 and for the fifth time in his historic career, Tiger Woods once again sits atop the Augusta National throne. Big Cat emerged victorious on Sunday at the Masters, sending the entire sports world into a frenzy — and come Monday, one smart bettor will be laughing all the way to the bank as a result of the victory.  

Tiger’s historic win has sparked a flurry of positive reactions throughout the sports world.

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