Sunday, July 22, 2007

Fiddy sticks one on game company

Apparently, 50 Cent's people were surfing MySpace when they saw an advert for a computer game featuring a bloke being shot.

50 Cent is a bloke. And he's been shot. It's a clear case of passing off. Naturally, this can only mean lawsuits have to be launched:

His lawyer Peter Raymond said the advert does not use 50 Cent's name, but "the character is intended to be him".

Because, of course, no other black guy has ever been shot in America. Apart from Malcolm X, but he wore a suit, so the advert couldn't have been about him.

The price of this slight? Cent is looking for a million dollars to make good his hurt feelings.