News: 50 Cent Sues Rap Website Over Unauthorized Image Use, "It's Already Too Late For [Them]"
Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 5:56PM
G-Unit's 50 Cent has detailed plans to sue popular rap website World Star Hip Hop on terms of the video-based destination illegally using his image on its main page.
From 50's perspective, the site has generated traffic off the strength of his photo.
Rap superstar 50 Cent is furious after the editors a popular hip-hop Web site used his image without permission. He is suing WorldStarHipHop.com over allegations his picture was plastered across the site's homepage, leading some readers to believe it was the star's own website. 50 Cent is taking the editors to court and has vowed to fight until they are broke. (KSNT News)
According to Fif, he has no intention of losing his case against the site.
"I gotta lawsuit against World Star for utilizing my likeness," he said in an interview. "A lot of people felt like that was my site because they saw my face on the cover of [the website] for a long time. I have lawyers on retainers and I have to pay them so much money anyway, so we'll go back and forth to court until [they] can't afford a subway sandwich. It's already too late for [them]." (Six Shot)
The rapper is known for voicing his opinion on the site in recent interviews.
"Worldstar is fake, all those people paid for those hits," he said in a recent interview. "You know how you see a wack video and think 'why it got so many hits?' It's because they press 'Apple' and 'R,' and the views go up 500 times. So if you an artist talking about they hot right now because they got crazy hits on WorldStar, it's because they coulda bought a package. They could have just paid for it." (Forbez DVD)
50 previously appeared in court to settle a lawsuit regarding repairs made to his Connecticut mansion.
Mr. Jackson has settled his lawsuit against an engineering firm over repairs and renovations to a Connecticut mansion he bought from boxer Mike Tyson in 2003, a court official said Friday. Details of the settlement were not immediately available. Messages were left for lawyers for the entertainer and the firm, BVH Integrated Services of Bloomfield. Linda Cohn, deputy chief clerk at Hartford Superior Court, confirmed the settlement. (Associated Press)
No further details have been revealed as of now.