There are TV fans and then there are Power fans — the latter are known for their die-hard fandom.
Ahead of the airing of the series finale of the Starz show, Michael Rainey, who plays Tariq, revealed that he's been receiving death threats.
On Thursday (January 23), the 19-year-old actor took to Instagram to reveal that he's received over 300 threats against his life since 50 Cent, who created the show with Courtney Kemp, teased possible endings to the series. "Me going through my dms tryna figure out why I have 326 death threat messages 🤨🤨," Michael captioned a series of photos of himself with a confused look on his face.
Earlier this week, 50 leaked several endings of the series to confuse fans about who shot James “Ghost” St. Patrick, portrayed by Omari Hardwick. In one version, Michael's character shoots and kills his father, Ghost — an extremely believable scenario given Tariq's hate for his dad — which may explain the hundreds of death threats.
Michael's co-stars LaLa Anthony and Naturi Naughton both left facepalm emojis in reaction to Micheal's Instagram post about the threats.
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The sixth and final season of Power airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on STARZ.
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