Queens, New York rapper 50 Cent has found himself at the center of yet another lawsuit. This time, the G-Unit helmsman is being sued by a writer who believes 50 Cent stole the premise for his show “Power” from him.
According to TMZ, the writer, Larry Johnson claims there are several similarities between his “Tribulation of a Ghetto Kid” manuscript and “Power.”
He also claims that he once shopped the manuscript to an employee at G-Unit Books.
“Larry Johnson claims he wrote a manuscript, ‘Tribulation of a Ghetto Kid,’ and in 2005, sent it to Nikki Turner, who works for 50 at G-Unit Books,” TMZ reports. “He says the book was eventually published elsewhere, but believes Nikki showed the manuscript to 50. Johnson claims much to his horror, in 2014 Starz debuted ‘Power’ Fiddy’s show about a drug dealer who’s trying to go legit. Johnson says it’s a carbon copy of his manuscript. In his book, the primary character has a goatee … ditto ‘Ghost’ in ‘Power.’ In fact, Johnson says he even uses the nickname ‘Ghost’ as his pen name.”
Johnson is seeking $200 million from his lawsuit.
At the top of this year, 50 Cent was accused of stealing the idea for “Power” from another writer. In January, writer Curtis Scoon let loose a series of tweets accusing 50 of borrowing the concept for his show from a manuscript he penned, titled “Dangerous.”
“My experiences and some of the things I share on here to a writer is like striking it rich. They dream about this level of content. And in the case of people like 50 they will steal it, plagiarize it or try to diminish it as a matter of survival,” Scoon said in two separate tweets.
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