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'Power' Star Michael Rainey Jr. Scores Massive Salary Increase

By TheBlast Staff

"Power" star Michael Rainey Jr. has landed himself a sweet raise for the hit show, negotiating a deal to pay him more than double what he had been making.

Rainey Jr. plays Tariq St. Patrick — the son of Omari Hardwick's character Ghost — on the show. The fifth season of the 50 Cent-produced show premieres on July 1.

According to docs obtained by The Blast, the 17-year-old actor was pulling in $20,000 an episode for the first season. His original deal provided for an increase of 4% annually for the following seasons.

Earlier this year, producers agreed to give Rainey Jr. a huge raise for future seasons. The new deal will pay him $45,000 an episode moving forward, an increase of $25k per episode, with a guaranteed seven episodes person.

A little math tells us that's $315,000 a season.

Ghost would be proud.

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