Top Ten Videos to watch

A Man Operating A Tv Camera
Maurice White
'News One Now' With Roland Martin Taping
Bill Cosby
Activists In Los Angeles Gather To Burn Likenesses Of The Confederate Flag
Flint Firebirds V Windsor Spitfires
CBC Message To America: Rep. Conyers Addresses The Damage Inflicted On Our Communities By Poverty, Mass Incarceration And Lack Of Economic Development
Iowa Caucus Ted Cruz
NewsOne Now NAACP Image Awards Preview
Student sitting at a desk in a classroom
Slavery Stock image
The 16th Annual Wall Street Project Gala Fundraising Reception
Ava DuVernay
Roland Martin Blasts Stacey Dash For Comments About BET, Black Networks
President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address At U.S. Capitol
Ava DuVernay
2016 North American International Auto Show
Democratic National Committee Presidential Primary Debate
88th Oscars Nominations Announcement
Democratic debate
Dream Speech
GOP Presidential Candidates Debate In Charleston
US President Barack Obama speaks on the
2011 Winter TCA Tour - Day 5
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18, 2015: Two wooden stand-in Oscar statuettes are ready to be taken on
Woman Holding Dollars - Isolated
President Barack Obama Delivers His State Of The Union Address
Leave a comment

Lawyers for the fast-food chain are calling 50 Cent’s federal lawsuit filed in Manhattan against Taco Bell just another attempt to “burnish his gangsta rapper persona by distorting beyond all recognition a … good faith offer.”

The beef is over a fake letter sent out by the company asking 50 Cent — aka Curtis Jackson — to change his name to “79 Cent,” ”89 Cent” or 99 Cent” for one day to help publicize its value menu.

In return, the company offered to donate $10,000 to the charity of Jackson’s choice. The rapper sued for trademark infringement.

Jackson’s attorney Peter Raymond said he wonders why Taco Bell would use his client’s name in an ad campaign if Taco Bell thinks 50 is such a bad character.

In the statement, lawyers for Taco Bell called 50 Cent a “self-described former drug dealer and hustler” and that “Jackson has used his colorful past to cultivate a public image of belligerence and arrogance and has a well publicized publicized track record of making threats, starting feuds and filing lawsuits”

Lawyers also said At the same time, Jackson holds himself out as a giver to charity and one who wants to give back to his community. This lawsuit is another of Jacksons’ attempts to burnish his gangsta rap person by distorting beyond all recognition a bona fide, good faith offer that Taco Bell made to Jackson”

Also On News One: