50 Cent already has enough drama in his personal life (he was recently ordered to pay millions to the mother of Rick Ross’ child for leaking her sex tape, which many believe resulted in him filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy), but it looks like he should make room for more.
According to TMZ, the rapper is being sued for allegedly stealing the concept for Starz’s hit series Power.
Larry Johnson claims he wrote a manuscript, “Tribulation of a Ghetto Kid,” and in 2005, sent it to Nikki Turner, who works for 50 at G-Unit Books. He says the book was eventually published elsewhere, but believes Nikki showed the manuscript to 50.
Johnson claims much to his horror, in 2014 Starz debuted “Power,” Fiddy’s show about a drug dealer who’s trying to go legit.
Johnson says it’s a carbon copy of his manuscript. In his book, the primary character has a goatee … ditto “Ghost” in “Power.” In fact, Johnson says he even uses the nickname “Ghost” as his pen name.
And Johnson says in his manuscript the main character’s best friend has a short fuse, just like Tommy in “Power.”
In Johnson’s manuscript the main character owns the hottest nightclub in Atlanta. In “Power,” Ghost has the hottest club in NYC.
Johnson is looking for $200 million to make things right.
First Empire and now Power. Go figure!