March 2, 2005 |
A member of rapper the Game's entourage was shot Monday night outside the studios of a radio station, police said. Rapper 50 Cent was being interviewed on WQHT-FM when the shooting happened about 10 p.m. He had just made the unexpected announcement that he was kicking his protege the Game out of his crew, G-Unit, for being disloyal. Neither 50 Cent nor the Game was hurt in the incident.
June 23, 2007
Call it a case of art imitating life: Drug dealer turned superstar rap icon 50 Cent is set to portray -- what else? -- a drug dealer in the upcoming indie thriller "Righteous Kill," which co-stars Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro as detectives chasing a serial killer.
October 31, 2006 |
A Miami judge has dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit accusing rapper 50 Cent of stealing the opening line for his 2003 hit "In Da Club" from a song by former 2 Live Crew frontman Luther Campbell. U.S. District Judge Paul C. Huck found that the disputed phrase was a "common, unoriginal, and noncopyrightable element of the song" and was not entitled to copyright protection. Campbell's song appeared on his 1994 solo album "Still a Freak for Life."
November 6, 2005 |
50 CENT is about to walk a mile -- or is it eight? -- in the shoes of his mentor, Eminem. The rapper with the monetary moniker is both the star and the story of "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," which opens Wednesday, and he doesn't mind comparisons to "8 Mile," the 2002 film that put Eminem in theaters.
November 3, 2005 |
Rap feuds aren't usually about differing opinions on President Bush. However, that appears to be the case with 50 Cent and Kanye West. 50 Cent says he disagrees with West's remark that "George Bush doesn't care about black people," proclaimed during a September telethon for Hurricane Katrina victims. "I think people responded to it the best way they can," the rapper told ContactMusic.com. "What Kanye West was saying, I don't know where that came from."
March 17, 2004 |
Rapper 50 Cent, whose benefactor and mentor Eminem weathered similar accusations earlier in his career, is taking heat for comments about gays that appear in the April issue of Playboy magazine. After using a common pejorative for gays, 50 Cent adds, "I don't like gay people around me, because I'm not comfortable with what their thoughts are. I'm not prejudiced. I just don't go with gay people and kick it -- we don't have that much in common."