*50 Cent is being sued over intellectual property he allegedly stole for his album and movie, “Before I Self Destruct.”
According to the lawsuit filed by Shadrach Winstead, 50 “infringed the copyright by publishing and selling an audio visual work (a movie released in DVD format), coupled with an audio recording (‘recordings’).”
Winstead says 50 stole the idea for his production from a multi-format package book called “The Preacher’s Son – But the Streets Turned Me into a Gangster.”
Both Winstead and 50 released their projects last November, but Winstead claims the content is identical to his own. So now the private citizen is seeking an undisclosed amount of damages and profits from 50’s project.