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50 Cent Accused Of Stealing The Concept Of "Power" Show From Writer Curtis Scoon


(AllHipHop News) While 50 Cent was proclaiming the new Fox series Empire borrowed marketing strategies from his own Starz program Power, another Queens native was seeing 50’s show as a ripoff as well. Curtis “The Snake Charmer” Scoon jumped on Twitter to claim that the G-Unit boss stole the Power concept from a show he had been developing since 2008.

[ALSO READ: 50 Cent Accuses Fox’s “Empire” Of Copying The Marketing Strategy Of “Power”]

Scoon accuses 50 and producer James Dubose of taking the idea for Power from a script he developed for a potential project titled Dangerous. Scoon says Dubose originally wanted Brooklyn rapper Maino for the lead role, but eventually 50 cent was also brought into the process.

“Dubose informed his staff and [screenwriter] Byron, 50 Cent was interested in Dangerous and would be coming to his office for a meeting. I have the email,” wrote Scoon. “Sure enough Maino and 50 came to the office a few weeks later. I have sworn affidavits from people who were there.”

From there Scoon alleges 50 was hesitant about being involved with the project because of the past issues between the two. While never arrested, Scoon faced rumors (which he denied) of being involved in the death of 50 Cent’s mentor Jam Master Jay.

Scoon has also been connected to Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff. The convicted Queens drug lord clashed with 50 for what he saw as the rapper revealing too much street information on the song “Ghetto Qu’ran” as well as Supreme’s support of 50’s rap rivals Murder Inc.

“I believe once 50 heard my name he wasn’t going to do the project in its original form. I’m smarter, more talented and much more authentic,” Scoon added. He later posted, “I don’t really care about 50 like that. He’s like a speck of filth on the bottom of my shoe. I focus on the ‘man.'”

This is not the first time 50 has been accused of taking an idea from someone else for his own product. Sleek Audio recently won a $16 million lawsuit against 50 for wrongfully using the headphone company’s product design and confidential private client information for SMS Audio.

[ALSO READ: 50 Cent Loses $16 Million Court Case To Sleek Audio]

Read Curtis Scoon’s tweets below.

  • BiggaCheez Mf

    YAA KEPT SPELLING HIS NAME COON….FUNNY AS SHIT.

    • Guest

      SELF HATE

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  • Dope

    Yea, you don’t really care about 50 like that, you just care enough to spend a whole afternoon writing a twitter essay about him.

    If you have something to solve, there are proper official ways like suing him for taking your idea, not ranting on twitter.

  • RichFromBX

    wow, AHH should be embarrassed for using “Coon”. Perhaps you think it’s clever and/or cute but think about when they see it written. If blacks aren’t going to respect blacks then why should anyone else. If a white writer ever did this, in the same exact context, there would be cries to shut down whoever published it. SMDH!

    • Butch Magnus Milosevic

      Shut dafuq up!

      • RichFromBX

        hard to argue with an intelligent response such as this one. I’m guess you’re 22 and in 8th grade? maybe 7th?

      • Butch Magnus Milosevic

        The only Coon on this feed is you. Ol’ pretentious, sanctimonious pseudo- intellectual, az nigga…

  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    THIS COULD GET INTERESTING!!!! I REALLY LIKE THE SHOW, BUT I WONDER WHAT THE 50 CENT STANS ARE GOING TO SAY ABOUT THIS IF IT TURNS OUT TO BE TRUE!

    • MIIHP

      Niggaz get robbed everyday, B

    • Charismatic eNegro Jef Vinson

      I expected MORE writers to come out and say he stole the concept. That shit ain’t original.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      hey between this guy being connected to preme & possibly attached to jam master js death …. i def can see fif strong arming this project … if thats really the case … but like dude said its sad that black folks are doing all this to each other … but the jews be looking out … but then again we got to look @ the history … if true it aint like fif doesnt have a good reason to be super shiesty about this situation … if dudes wasnt so grimey in they past they future might be alot more brighter … of course the jews will look out cause they dont have the same history with him as someone like 50 ….. altho fif could be the stand up guy and let it all slide and give him the credit he deserves … but in this situation, if true i cant totally fault him ……………….. but i would like to see us elevate … and sometimes to change the tides it just take the bigger man to take that first step …………………………………………………. and for the person getting the blessing they are responsible for not snaking the person who is exetending the help ………………….. cause that tends to happen to people forget about those who do help but end up getting bit which makes people eventually stop looking out ….

    • brian

      nobody will ever know if its true, but 50 isnt a writer of the show, he a producer.

  • The_Good_Life

    Interesting. Will wait and see.

  • Keith McDaniel

    Like the concept behind power is that original, the show is cliche

  • Breeze

    I need to reactivate my twitter and mention a famous person with a crazy ass story. . .

    You became famous in a matter of tweets

  • Markus

    50 isn’t listed as the creator of the show,he’s one of the executive producers. Courtney Kemp Agboh is supposed to be the creator of the show so I would think he would be at odds with her.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      truuuu your def right … i think hes being strategic … just like the “man” he speaks about .. who wouldnt take the project with maino attached to it cause his brand isnt big enuff …… 50 openned the can of worms trying to say empire stole his show ….. scoon i think is just using 50 name cause its gonna get traction … if he was on twitter talking about Courtney Kemp lol no one prob would of paid him any attention ,…. dude is def smart ………………………………………

      • Markus

        I can see that. It is smart like you said

      • 50 & Scoon have history.

  • MrNoName2K

    Nothing is really original, everything has already been done. Kinda like dunk contests…just wack as f*ck all around. On the slipside though, Power is actually pretty good.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      everynow and then you get a fresh dunk like the time Carter stuck his arm in the rim …

      • Weedras

        Carter still King to me…

  • Real Talk

    Fiddy is a snitch and a snake

  • brollya

    soon as i seen ja rule name in it, i already knew it was some bullshit… a scheme to get paid

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  • youtubedaily.com

    oh dear

  • Antiblog

    50 is not even the writer of this show called power. He is the leading producer. So WTF

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  • HIPHOP

    Who cares 50 not even a writer bruh and if you don’t respect 50 and you more real why call him that wasn’t real bruh the lames that don’t eat always blames others for why they ain’t shit

  • youtubedaily.com

    g unit

  • King Carter

    As soon as I seen Ja Rule & Supreme name I stopped reading

  • Jonathan Bacher

    “Even my mom told me I have to file.”

    bro, chill
    yo momma is prolly the first to support you

  • SBRon

    50 d*ckriders hop on…

    • brian

      damn u a hata

  • s0rethumb

    “While never arrested, Coon faced rumors (which he denied) of being involved in the death of 50 Cent’s mentor Jam Master Jay.”

    Freudian slip much.

  • MR..ASS..TO..MOUTH..

    50 is my idol

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  • Freezamon

    F%$@ all them shows because behind it all the Jew still gets paid on screen and off screen. Black people need to wake up we are being used against us on so many levels. Know your enemy this is the art of war those jews orchestrated the theft as they always do..50 &scoon are just pawns and fall guys.

  • It’s all a game. 50 stole it. Next Fox stole it. This dude probably stole it from his little brother. Don’t sh*t surprise me no more with TV.

  • DJ7

    You cats on here trying to play Scoon as some sort of gimmick need to do your homework…this cats name rings bells in your father’s street stories…better ask em

    • EL_BARK

      lol i gotta co-signed this one. intially i had him, figured all wrong based on rumors.
      he actually a very sollid dude. and far from dumb

      • DJ7

        These young/old dudes are so used to being rocked to sleep with fairy tales by their favorite “entertainer” that when a real 1 comes along, they can’t distinguish b/t the 2….only the real recognize real and from browsing through these comments, a lot of these cats just exposed themselves.

    • On here too!

      • DJ7

        Peace big bro!
        Majority of these cats on here don’t know any better E…if they did…ah you know the rest!

  • hoeyuno

    If I was shopping a tv idea the first person I would approach is ja rule. ..But hey theres a guy who posts on here anytime Dr Dre is mentioned cause he claims he gave dre the idea for beats in 1991

  • Montezuma1

    This is gonna be good. 50 loves talking shyt when dudes are in prison. Gonna grab my popcorn and enjoy. Curtis Vs Curtis. Both from Queens. SMH. If they had worked together they would’ve been huge but like the movie Highlander “There Can Only Be One.” My money’s on Scoon. He wouldn’t set it unless he was in position to finish it. That’s what the war report on him says. lol

    • Yeah…never bet against Scoon!

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  • Aiden_Abetting

    “Even my mom told me I have to file.” Yea you better listen to your mommy bro

    • Montezuma1

      His version of Momma “Said You Out”?

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