50 Cent’s social media posts have once again gotten him in trouble … this time to the tune of a 3 Million lawsuit from HipHopDX.
According to The Blast, the lawsuit stems from 50’s claims that the site publishes “fake news.” The lawsuit claims, “The celebrity known as 50 Cent has maliciously used his power and influence to falsely attack a small, independent media company for its unfavorable but entirely truthful content.” Furthermore, “In late June 2018, it exposed as false certain public statements made by 50 Cent claiming to have sold the rights to a three-word catchphrase for a million dollars.”
HipHopDX published a story concerning Fif’s catchphrase being sold and claim that their reporting was accurate. 50 would then attack the site on his social media platforms, comparing his branding of the site as “fake news” to the New York Times critique of Donald Trump.
The irony is that 50 currently has a lawsuit out against HIpHopDX for copyright infringement over an image the site published that 50 is said to have rights to. However, HipHopDX claims that 50 only obtained the rights to the photo after the fact, “for the sole purpose of bringing this lawsuit.”