Derek Jeter has responded to allegations that he left Frigo because of 50 Cent.
According to Page Six, the former New York Yankees shortstop denies the claims and says that he was actually supportive of bringing the G-Unit rapper to the team.
“I facilitated the introductory meeting between 50 Cent and the company,” Jeter says, “so it makes absolutely no sense that I would object to 50 Cent being a Frigo brand ambassador or think that 50 Cent is ‘too urban’ for the brand.”
Jeter is filing a lawsuit against Frigo in the state of Delaware. Frigo is reportedly suing him in Sweden for leaving the company. The brand is claiming it lost $30 million because of his departure.
(This article was first published on November 18, 2015 and is as follows.)
Two years into Jeter’s three-year contract as a director of Frigo, the Swedish underwear company was preparing to enter the United States market. Jeter asked for his involvement to be made public. Frigo then named 50 Cent as its brand ambassador. The site says that the former New York Yankees shortstop thought the G-Unit rapper was making the company too “urban.” Jeter then left the company.
Frigo is seeking $4.7 million from Jeter for the value it lost when he departed.
50 Cent responded to the report on Instagram today (November 18).
“Wow, guess I’m not a Yankees fan anymore,” the New York emcee writes for the caption of a picture of Jeter in his Yankees uniform. “LETS GO METS? Man you can’t trust nobody these day.smh #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO.”
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