A car dealership in
Philadelphia has been hit with a second lawsuit from another superstar, rapper,
Snoop filed the complaint against Gary Barbera Enterprises,
the car dealership that was hit with a lawsuit by 50 Cent on August 19, for
The company ran ads featuring a superimposed image of Snoop
Dogg on August 22, just three days after 50 Cent filed his lawsuit.
The ads, which ran in the Philadelphia Daily News, also featured
the tagline "Is Bar-Bizzle the Sh-izzle? Boy I Gu-izzle.”
Snoop is seeking over $2 million dollars for trademark infringement,
unfair competition and violating the rapper’s privacy.
50 Cent is suing Gary Barbera Enterprises for the similar trademark
violations and is seeking $1 million dollars.
marketing director said they had permission to use 50 Cent in the ad because
of their role in a contest held by local radio station Wired 96.5. A representative
for Barbera also stated they were “working it out” with representatives
of Snoop Dogg.