Queens rapper 50 Cent won a major victory in court yesterday (September 22nd)
, over a copyright infringement claim regarding his hit film and movie Before I Self Destruct.
50 was hit with a lawsuit filed by author Shadrach Winstead in November of 2009, who claimed that the rapper stole the concept for his album and movie from his 2008 book, "The Preacher Son – But The Streets Turned Me Into a Gangster."
50 hired entertainment firm Reed Smith to defend himself against the lawsuit, which was filed in United States District Court of New Jersey.
Yesterday, a federal court in Newark, New Jersey dismissed the copyright infringement case against 50 Cent and his G-Unit record label.
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