*The lawsuits keep piling up for rapper Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson.
According to TMZ, Johnson’s “Tribulation of a Ghetto Kid” was given to Nikki Turner, an employee at Jackson’s G-Unit Books. The title was published, but Johnson claims Curtis turned his book into “Power.” He states the similarities come across in the character name “Ghost,” a pen name in the publication. Ghost owns a lucrative nightclub in Atlanta, and “Power” has a “Ghost” character running the “It” nightclub in New York. The book also described the main character’s close friend as someone with a hot temper, similar to Tommy Egan in the Starz hit series.
Larry is suing for $200 million.
The similarities have yet to be addressed by 50 or anyone in his camp. Meanwhile, the rapper continues to promote season 3 of the series on Instagram.
In related news, even though Curtis filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in July, he’s not so cash poor that he can’t afford to build a new home in Africa. He recently shared an Instagram video showing off his new place, along with the caption:
“My crib is almost finished in AFRICA,” he wrote without specifying which country his new home was built in. “I’m gonna have the craziest housewarming party ever. I’ll explain later. I got a good life, man.”
Jackson’s bankruptcy filing was a protective financial move, he told E! News in July. He filed three days after a judge ordered him to pay Rick Ross’ baby momma $5 million in damages after it was determined he posted a 2009 sex tape online without her permission.
“You know when you’re successful and stuff, you become a target. I don’t wanna be a bull’s-eye,” he said. “I don’t want anybody to pick me as the guy that they just come to with astronomical claims and go through all that.”