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50 Cent Sued For Allegedly Stealing Song Sample!

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50 Cent Sued For Allegedly Stealing Song Sample

Uh-oh!

50 Cent has been slapped with a lawsuit by Robert Poindexter of The Persuaders, because he claims the rapper sampled a snippet of his band's song, Love Gonna Pack Up And Walk Out, without permission, for the song Redrum, and then released it on-line for free!

However, Fiddy is under the impression that because he didn't charge for the track, he does not have to abide by copyright laws!

The suit reads:

"Fifty Cents [sic] has not denied the infringement, but appears to be basing his defense solely on a frivolous and immaterial claim that the illegal version is not being commercially exploited, but is given away for free."

He's seeking an unknown amount of statutory damages and $600,000 in punitive, plus interest!

Yeesh!

That's a lot of dough for one free song!

It will be inneresting to hear if the case holds up in the courtroom!

What do U think?? Is the lawsuit valid?

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4 comments to “50 Cent Sued For Allegedly Stealing Song Sample!”

  1. yea yea says – reply to this


    1

    He may be a nice bro, but wow is he hard to look at….just sayin'.

  2. 90210 says – reply to this


    2

    that's just chump change for Fitty. he's just paying their bills from collections..

  3. Jasmine Vega says – reply to this


    3

    how many is checking your blog daily? And I just LOVE your blog :) Mabey you will write about me someday? ;)

  4. kandycane says – reply to this


    4

    Perez Hilton, eff U!!!!! i quoted you on YouTube the other day, it seems you don't have your facts STRAIGHT!!!!!! I LOOKED LIKE AN IDIOT QUOTING YOU!
    IF YOU DON'T CHECK YOUR FACTS CONCERNING A RAPPER NAMED TRAY …..IT SEEMS YOU DO THIS OFTEN! I'LL BE GETTING MY INFORMATION FROM OTHERS. BESIDES,YOU SEEM TO ALWAYS BE THE LAST TO KNOW. GOOD, NOW I DON'T HAVE TO READ YOUR PREACHING ANYMORE!