Omari Hardwick only made $150,000 per episode of “Power” and had to borrow money from 50 Cent

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Actor Omari Hardwick has revealed that he only made $150,000 for each episode of the popular show Power. The actor shared in a recent interview that 50 Cent assisted him on two occasions by loaning him money.

Omari Hardwick is an actor who has been in the entertainment biz for years, beginning his career with humble beginnings on television performances like NYPD Blue and Silk Stalkings. But this actor started to garner international attention in recent years from the critically-acclaimed TV show Power.

His breakout role on Power has pushed him to a level of fame unlike anything he’s experienced before. In the show, he plays James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a nightclub owner and drug pusher.

However, he has recently been on The Pivot podcast and revealed that his recent success of “Power” was not just luck.

“I still haven’t made what I should have made. I still never made the money, no, the money, I never made what I should have made. Never,” said Hardwick.

Hardwick revealed that the actual money “is finally happening”–now.

Who was Omari Hardwick before the TV show “Power”?

Hardwick is also known for his roles in Saved, Dark Blue, Spike Lee’s Miracle at St. Anna (2008), Kick-Ass (2010) and Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls (2010). For BET Network’s Being Mary Jane he plays the role of Andre.

I made $5,” Hardwick revealed to Channing Crowder. Omari admitted his payouts were small until he played Ghost and that 50 Cent had to help him out financially.

“I think he forever just really, really respects the s—t out of me for that. We just not taught that in our community.”

“It was the summer after season one and then it was the summer after season two. He gave me $20,000 and then the next summer he gave me $23,000 — and absolutely he adores J and the kids, he might like them more than me. It was absolutely given in a way you know, ‘Take care of the family, bro.’”

Omari Hardwick on The Pivot Podcast

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