50 Cent Sued For $200 Million By Writer Over “Power” Show Concept
We’re not sure if 50 Cent is still a recording artist or not, but if he is, his next album should be called “The Litigation”.
The Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ rapper is being sued by a former business associate named Larry Johnson who wrote a book called “Tribulations Of A Ghetto Kid”. The book was shopped to G-Unit Books exec Nikki Turner then published elsewhere, but Johnson contends Turner showed the OG manuscript to 50, who in turn, conceptualized the Starz hit show Power.
Fact is, there are a LOT of similarities to “Ghetto Kid” and Power
-Johnson’s pen name is “Ghost”.
-The book’s main character has goatee (we know, we know, this one is pretty weak, but don’t shoot the messenger).
-The main character also owns a successful nightclub in Atlanta.
-Said character has a hot-headed homie, just like Ghost’s right-hand man Tommy.
For all these violations, Larry Johnson wants $200 million out of Fif’s piggy bank. Curtis better hope the judge who heard his lawsuit with Rick Ross’ baby mama isn’t hearing this case.
That’s a sure-fire L.
Do you think this guy is just lookin’ for a come up, or are there just too many “coincidences” to ignore?
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