50 Cent Reigns As Victor In "I Get Money" Lawsuit
It looks like 50 Cent is emerging on the winning side of a lawsuit. According to ABC News, the Queens native won a copyright suit concerning his chart-topping melody "I Get Money."
Atlanta-based rapper Tyrone "Young Caliber" Simmons filed the suit in 2010, stating that he originally bought the song's instrumental, thus leaving him with the right to utilize the beat, and not the G-Unit leader.
Although a judge initially threw out the case, Simmons appealed the ruling. Fast-forward to Friday (Jan. 15), and a New York appellate judge also decided to dismiss the matter because Simmons was unsuccessful in filing ahead of the three-year statue of limitations which has lapsed.
This news follows that of Lastonia Leviston, Rick Ross' child's mother, who also sued Fifty for reportedly leaking her sex tape. The judge ordered Fifty to pay Leviston $7 million in damages, which also shined a light on Fif's strained relationship with Rozay. The rappers have traded words back and forth on social media, and even in interviews with publications.
Recently during a sit-down with Rolling Stone, Ross said his relationship with Fifty is "amusing due to the fact that I'm the biggest L he ever took." Fifty caught wind of that statement, and replied, "When it's all said and done, I will have his head."