For the past five seasons of Power, we’ve been hearing R&B crooner Joe sing the show’s famous theme song “Big Rich Town.”
However, when Season 6 debuted over the weekend and fans heard “They say this is a big rich town” for the first time this year … the voice was noticeably different. It wasn’t Joe. It was Trey Songz.
People were pissed:
I’m pissed Trey Songz is singing the intro to power. Like who made this WACK ASS executive decision.
— Asha (@asha_sherese) August 25, 2019
— Jhanelle nicole ?? (@Just_Nellee) August 25, 2019
— Danny Blammer (@superiorDRIP) August 25, 2019
Power got Trey Songz on the intro now… I ain’t feelin this soft shit
— Drew (@drewsuave1) August 25, 2019
— Larry With a L (@MrBrijez) August 25, 2019
— ??????. (@tdnewyork97) August 26, 2019
— IG: Mossberg__850 (@IAMMOSSBERG850) August 25, 2019
We did NOT need Trey Songz singing the intro to Power! No ma’am, return to sender pic.twitter.com/juYUItVFWe
— Alliyah (@_alliyaht) August 25, 2019
The negative response was so huge that 50 Cent even took to Instagram to respond.
“These motherf**kers talking about Trey Songz. Man, you ain’t bought a motherf**king Joe CD in years, now you wanna talk about Trey Songz?
“Trey did that sh*t as a favor to me, man. Y’all keep this sh*t up, I’ma have to put that motherf**ker back the way it was.”
Trey Songz also took to IG to comment on folks not really rocking with the switch-up, joking that fans were hurting his feelings and he may need to be compensated for his “emotional agony and distress.”
Well, it’s been a few days, and Joe has finally taken to IG himself to reveal his thoughts on the whole situation.
Alongside an image calling himself “The Voice of Power,” the R&B singer wrote:
“All in favor say I! FANS HAVE A LOT OF #power! Ya’ll are amazing! Will hit y’all once I’m settled in AFRICA @50cent – ALL LOVE – (we made a classic!)”
50 has suggested that he can (and will) switch the theme song back to version with Joe…