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Posted over 7 years ago

 

NEW YORK -- Rapper 50 Cent sued an Internet advertising company for $1 million Friday, claiming it illegally used his image in a game where the player pretends to shoot him.

The game, called "Shoot the Rapper," shows 50 Cent walking back and forth in an ad across the top of a Web page while the viewer is encouraged to shoot him by aiming and clicking with the mouse, court papers say.

A successful shot results in a misty cloud of red, and the viewer is then directed to another Web page where the ad firm's client sells goods and services, according to the lawsuit.

The rapper's lawyer, Peter Raymond, says the game doesn't use 50 Cent's name, but "it looks like him, and there's no doubt the character is intended to be him."

The lawsuit names Traffix Inc. of Pearl River, N.Y., as the defendant. A lawyer for the company, Ezio Scaldaferri, said he had not been served with the papers and could not comment.

The rapper, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson, is a well-known victim of gun violence, Raymond said. He said the advertising company is using 50 Cent's likeness without his permission and suggesting that he endorses the game.

"For all those reasons, he is personally offended," the lawyer said.

Raymond said the rapper learned about the ad after one of his management people saw the it on a MySpace page.

The rapper's lawsuit asks at least $1 million in actual damages, a permanent injunction against the use of his image without permission, and unspecified punitive damages.

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Can you believe this crock of poo?

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Yes I can, unfortunately. And this just one reason our jobs are so much more difficult than years ago before the litigant society. :/

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He is a victim of gun violence, okay. If there he one line in any of his "works" about him shooting anyone, all sympathy is gone forever.

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Its a terrible thing for Fifty, but when he raps about getting shot 9 times and then becomes populr for it, what does he expect?

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I guess record sales are dragging so he needs another method of financing his extravagant lifestyle...

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this reminds me of the movie "Inside Man" with Denzel Washington. There is a scene in the movie where a guys son is playing a Sony PSP or something of that nature. In the movie, the son is playing a game called "Shoot Da Nigga" while talking to the bad guy in the movie. Could this be what Fifty is whing about?? Cant stand rap music myself anyways when all the lyrics are, are about shooting, raping, killing, murdering everyone in society because they black....get a life rappers. Rap about something positive, like maybe going back to school and getting a education and being able to call yourself by your real name and not some stupid lame ass name like...DJ Homie Fukd Up 4 Life.