50 Cent Sues Former Biz Partner For $800K
50 Cent has filed a lawsuit against a former business partner, whom he claims falsely representing him to the E! network.
According to TMZ, the hip-hop mogul has filed suit against a man named Andrew Jameson for more than $800,000.
Fif claims he paid Jameson $270,000 to make deals for his business ventures. However, when their partnership expired, Jameson pitched a reality show about 50 Cent's G-Unit brand to E!, in which he suggested they enlist a "young white woman" to be a part of the show to make it more sellable.
50 Cent says he was unaware of the request, which occurred via text message. But, when he found out about the conversation, he called the suggestion, "highly offensive."
When he told E! he didn't want to do the reality show, but the network said they ad already finalized the deal with Jameson. 50 refused to do the show and says his relationship with E! and parent company NBCUniversal was "severely damaged."
Despite 50's claims, Jameson's lawyer Eric George says his client is not the one at fault.
"His claims aren't worth 50 cents," George said. "In fact, Andrew is the one owed money -- several months of unpaid salary ... and he's in arbitration to get it."