A federal court in
Los Angeles has denied the motion for an injunction filed by Curtis "50 Cent"
Jackson to stop the distribution of the best-selling DVD The Infamous Times
– Volume I: The Original 50 Cent.
The rapper 50 Cent borrowed
the name from Kelvin “50 Cents” Martin, a Brooklyn born career criminal.
In the DVD, 50 Cent explains the names origin and how it effected his own career
when he recorded his explosive track “How to Rob.”
Martin was murdered in 1987
at the age of 23, after years of robbing drug dealers, rappers and countless
others in New York.
The DVD is a production
of Czar Entertainment, which is run by Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond,
who also manages former G-Unit soldier The Game.
The lawsuit filed by 50
Cent alleges that the DVD infringes upon his trademarked 50 Cent logo.
50 Cent also claimed Czar
reneged on an agreement he made with producers of the film to give fees he would
have received for appearing in the film to the family of Kelvin "50 Cent"
Rosemond was pleased with
the courts ruling.
“It goes to show this
was never about a donation to Kelvin "50 Cent" Martin’s family
or G-Unity,” Rosemond told AllHipHop.com. “It shows he would go
to every extent in his jealous rage to humiliate Game and his management. He
didn’t win on his turf, the courthouse, and he surely can’t win on my turf,
the streets,” Rosemond said.
In addition to Game, Czar
Entertainment also represents Mario Winans, Sharissa and others.
for 50 Cent were not available as of press time.