50 Cent Target Of Copyright Infringement Suit For Hit Starz Series “Power”


(AllHipHop News) Queens rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is currently facing a copyright infringement suit for his hit Starz show Power.

Page Six reports that R. Byron Hurd and Curtis Scoon claim that the concept for the hit series was stolen from a script the two presented to the rapper three years prior to the debut of Power.

The lawsuit, filed by Hurd and Scoon in Manhattan Federal Court against Jackson, Starz , and parent company CBS alleges that the two pitched a show to Jackson in March 2011 entitled Dangerous, which focuses on a black drug dealer and his struggles to go legit.

Admidst his struggles to escape the underworld, the man finds himself trying to maintain his friendship with his Irish gangster friend Shamrock, while also attempting to appease a girlfriend who wants him to remain in the drug game.

According to legal documents, Hurd and Scoon state that Jackson and the networks “willfully and improperly began developing, producing and filming their own television show,” without consulting with the two regarding their interest.

The documents also indicate that Jackson and the networks face up to $180,000 in fines per episode.

“We were just made aware of this filing and we are looking into this matter. It is too premature for comment at this time,” a CBS spokesperson stated.

The season 3 finale for Power aired September 25.

Check out some tweets from Scoon dishing his take on the scenario below.