Last week, it was reported that MTV has finalized plans to air a multi-part April documentary series on Young Money Records’ Cory Gunz. The series, called Son of a Gun, would follow the Bronx, New York emcee, son of 1990s rapper Peter Gunz, through recent years to his celebrated work with Lil Wayne. Nick Cannon had developed the series, and was named executive producer.
TMZ.com reports that Johnny Fratto, son to mafia boss Louis Fratto, has served MTV and Nick Cannon with a cease and desist letter over the series. Fratto claims that he had a series, also called Son of a Gun in development, and that themes used in MTV’s trailer, take from his own.
Fratto is perhaps best known as a returning guest on The Howard Stern radio show.
Nick Cannon and MTV have not responded. HipHopDX will keep you updated.