Yes, you read that correctly.
He's always involved in some litigation, be it against Shaniqua Tompkins or a major fast food chain. Today, 50 Cent has sued Taco Bell, claiming that the company used his name without permission in recent advertising.
The rapper says, in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, that Taco Bell features him in a print ad campaign in which the company facetiously asks the human flak jacket to change his name to 79 Cent, 89 Cent or 99 Cent.
His real name is Curtis Jackson. Hard. Core.
50 Cent to Taco Bell: Yo quiero $4 million!
The rapper's court papers say the ad is part of Taco Bell's "Why Pay More?" campaign, which promotes items for under a dollar such as Cinnamon Twists for 79 cents, Crunchy Tacos for 89 cents and Bean Burritos for 99 cents.
Peter D. Raymond, the hardest working lawyer in show biz, said his client didn't learn about the letter or that he was featured in the ads until he saw a news report about it. On a side note, props to Fiddy for watching the news!
Raymond said 50 Cent is seeking $4 million in damages. Maybe he can parlay that into his legal bills stemming from the whole house-burning fiasco.