There’s no denying the executive producer behind Starz breakout show “Power” has the ambition and charisma to chase after and build his entertainment empire, but at the rate he’s going it’s no wonder he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
While taking a moment from blasting someone for allegedly owing him money or poking fun at co-star Naturi Naughton, the multi-hyphenated talent—- whose real name is Curtis Jackson — took his shirt off to show fans what he was working with while filming for ABC network’s new show “For Life.“
“Big Cassius Dawkins 236lbs for FOR LIFE on ABC, i put mad weight on for this role. 😆 @bigfendi this when you called me puffy face, i’m 218 now,” read the photo’s caption.
Gassing up her man, Jackson’s girlfriend, Jamira “Cuban Link” Haines, wrote, “I’m so lucky 😩😍😍😍,” and set the comments on fire with women swooning over her man.
“We are gonna fight sis. I’ve been loving this man since I was 10 years old and I’m 27,” wrote one person wistfully gunning for the rapper’s affection.
Another person chimed in with, “Don’t mess it up cause I’m from QUEENS and patiently waiting my turn.”
Others noted the situation was more of a “we” thing.
“Ain’t we..our chocolate zaddy😍”
“girl bye you gotta share 😛”
Jackson is no stranger to doing what it takes to step into character. In 2014 he lost more than 50 pounds for his role as a football player with cancer in “Things Fall Apart.”
In 2010, when the movie was filmed, Jackson spoke to The Associated Press about the determination that was required of him to transform into someone other than himself.
“I had to discipline myself not … to actually have myself be in the physical state to convey the energy I felt. It’s a passion project for me.”