50 Cent’s attempt to get a lawsuit dismissed was foiled by a New York judge on Thursday (Jan. 2) after a ruling, which cites “enough evidence for the suit to proceed”.
The G-Unit boss is accused of spoofing and unlawfully releasing a sex tape with a former lover of his rap nemesis Rick Ross.
Lastonia Leviston sued the rap mogul in 2010, a year after he was accused of posting the explicit video on his website.
In documents filed in New York's Manhattan Supreme Court, Leviston argues that 50 Cent blurred out her then-partner Maurice Murray's face and edited the tape to depict himself getting intimate with her as his online character Pimpin' Curly, wearing a curly wig and blue robe, while adding his own narration to poke fun at Ross.
Following the release of the footage, Leviston demanded compensation for the unauthorized use of her name or image and the emotional distress it caused, but Fiddy laughed it off and now it looks like he may have to pay the piper.