50 Cent Wins Big in ‘Power’ Lawsuit

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As a rapper, actor, and savvy business man, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is truly a jack of all trades. Talent doesn’t come without its problems though. Following the success of his STARZ drama series Power, 50 was accused of jacking someone else’s idea and storyline for the show.

According to the recent lawsuit, 50 allegedly swiped Power‘s essence from a play entitled Dangerous, written by two men. The men claimed that Power was too similar to Dangerous to be a coincidence, as its storyline also revolved around the money laundering and violent activities of a drug dealer.

50 was shocked. Fans were nervous. The case went to trial. And… Everything is fine.

Ultimately, the court tossed the case, saying drug laundering and drug dealing are common television themes. “One need only look to such shows and movies as The Wire, Empire, Breaking Bad, Narcos, Weeds, Carlito’s Way, American Gangster, New Jack City, Scarface and Paid in Full,” the judge said.

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