Power Book III: Raising Kanan is the coming-of-age story of Kanan Stark (Mekai Curtis) and his cousin, Jukebox (Hailey Kilgrove). Jukebox’s mother, Kenya (LeToya Luckett), abandoned her as a baby. Jukebox also had many issues with his father, Marvin (London Brown).
Now Jukebox has reconnected with Kenya, but fans are convinced it’s only temporary.
Jukebox’s Mom, Kenya, Reentered Her Life In ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’
After abandoning Jukebox as a baby, her mother, Kenya, came back to her life. From what we know, Kenya left New York 16 years ago to try to make it big in Hollywood. She married twice with no future children and has been back in Harlem for a few years. We also know that she is now a big part of the church.
She and Jukebox have struck up a tentative bond, but Kenya doesn’t know all about her daughter or her experiences.
Fans are convinced that Kenya will leave Jukebox again
Jukebox has suffered so much. While Kanan has been mostly pampered by Raq so far, Jukebox’s mother abandoned her, her father beat her because of her sexuality, and she lost her first love to an overdose. Jukebox has now reunited with her mother, but she is not genuine. Kenya dresses Jukebox in dresses and makes him wear his hair. It’s not the Jukebox fans know / Since Kenya is very church-minded, we don’t think she’ll come to terms with her daughter’s sexuality.
In fact, fans are confident that she will leave Jukebox’s life again. Marvin travels to Kenya in episode 206, “It’s Business, Man”, he warns her to stay away from their daughter. We’ll see how it all plays out.
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Jukebox will start parting ways with his family in “Power Book III: Raising Kanan”
Fans try to reconcile the Jukebox in Raising Kanan with the murderous cop played by Anika Noni Rose in Power. We can already see how she begins to drift away from her family. There is some tension between her in Kanan after Nicole’s death in Season 1. Lou Lou betrayed her by giving her song to her artist. Marvin’s relationship with his father appears to be a lost cause. Finally, Raq may have something to do with Jukebox’s mother abandoning her when the baby was born.
Being betrayed by your family is the ultimate wound. We believe that if Kenya returns, Jukebox will begin its shift to the dark side.
“I think Jukebox is starting to see the world for what it really is, and it’s maturing at a much faster rate than Kanan, and we’ll see how they start to differentiate in thought, opinion, and fact,” Kilgore said Hollywood life. “I’m excited to see how this relationship is starting to unfold.”
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