G-Unit head 50 Cent has reportedly fired off some legal shots at one-time rap rival Rick Ross‘ head in the form of a lawsuit.
According to reports, 50 has responded to a lawsuit from Ross’ ex-girlfriend by name-dropping the Maybach Music Group leader.
50 has filed a lawsuit — obtained by TMZ — in which he’s trying to deflect blame from himself for the video which now has millions of views. Lastonia Leviston has sued 50 claiming she was so distraught after 50 posted the video she contemplated suicide. But now 50 says Ross is actually the one who created the problem because he or one of his lackeys was first to post it … 50 just linked to it. 50 points to an interview Ross did with a radio station the day before the video was posted in which he said he was going to put the sex tape online. (TMZ)
Back in 2010, 50 said he was confident in the faults on the plaintiff’s side.
“That wasn’t me, that was Pimpin’ Curly….a person tries to say, you’ve done a mental harm to them. Then they might want to consider the recordings of Rick Ross saying that she’s an actual call girl. Or the pamphlets that I’m showing in the tape, that’s saying that she’s available. So how distraught is she that a tape went out? They think I bought the tape, I didn’t even buy it.” (Miss Info)
Ross’ ex took legal action against Curtis Jackson in winter 2010.
Lastonia Leviston filed the lawsuit on Wednesday in Manhattan, claiming unauthorized use of her name or image and emotional distress caused by the public release of a video she made with an unidentified man in 2008. In the tape, Leviston is seen showing off a tattoo on her chest with the initials “RR,” seemingly in reference to Ross, and 50 is heard providing exaggerated voice-over narration to the action in his wigged “Pimpin’ Curly” persona. (MTV)
50 Cent released the controversial tape in 2009 and narrated it using his “Pimpin’ Curly” voice.
“Now look man, I’m gonna show you some sh*t man,” Curly says in the video’s intro. “She says she loves the n*gga, I thought she was with Ricky…Oh this is cold blooded, man…Tape only been on for one minute 30 seconds, you’re dead…Look at the stretch marks on the stomach from Ricky daughter…I want you to watch this on your tour bus, Ricky…Now how the f*ck you gonna say you a boss and you run a motherf*cking crew and can’t even control your b*tches. Is this n*gga licking on the Rick Ross tattoo…This n*gga sold me the motherf*cking tape, man. That’s my motherf*cking n*gga! He made one of my singles. You know, I mean his motherf*cking producer did, record executive. See if you can figure who he is…Well you know E-Class f*cked her. E-Classf*cked the b*tch first man.” (Boo Boo TV)