*50 Cent has been in and out of court for copyright issues lately, but one is turning out pretty good. One lawsuit was dismissed.

The issue dealt with “Before I Self Destruct,” a feature film that includes Fiddy’s 2009 album of the same name. He had been accused of stealing some key phrases in a 2008 book, “The Preacher’s Son – But the Streets Turned Me Into a Gangster,” written by Shadrach Winstead.

“With respect to the various specific phrases and lines which Winstead alleged that our client took from the book, we demonstrated that many were misquoted, manipulated or not in the movie at all and that, in any event, they were non-copyrightable short phrases or unpredictable expressions used in the ‘street’ such as ‘get the dope, cut the dope,’” said a representative.