Did 50 Cent Steal The Concept For Power?!?
We guess the question Did 50 Cent Steal The Concept For Power we be played out in court since a man is claiming he stole the idea for “Power” from his manuscript.
The Queens, New York rapper has found himself at the center of yet another lawsuit, but this time 50 Cent is going to have to prove he is innocent when it comes to how he came up with the idea for his hit series “Power” on Starz.
Here is what CelebNMusic247.com is hearing via TMZ:
A writer named Larry Johnson claims there are several similarities between his “Tribulation of a Ghetto Kid” manuscript and “Power.” Johnson goes on to claim that he once shopped the manuscript to an employee at G-Unit Books.
“Larry Johnson claims he wrote a manuscript, ‘Tribulation of a Ghetto Kid,’ and in 2005, sent it to Nikki Turner, who works for 50 at G-Unit Books,” TMZ reports. “He says the book was eventually published elsewhere, but believes Nikki showed the manuscript to 50. Johnson claims much to his horror, in 2014 Starz debuted ‘Power’ Fiddy’s show about a drug dealer who’s trying to go legit. Johnson says it’s a carbon copy of his manuscript. In his book, the primary character has a goatee … ditto ‘Ghost’ in ‘Power.’ In fact, Johnson says he even uses the nickname ‘Ghost’ as his pen name.”
Johnson is seeking $200 million from his lawsuit.
This is not the first time Fiddy has been accused of stealing the idea for “Power” from another writer. In January, writer Curtis Scoon let loose a series of tweets accusing 50 of borrowing the concept for his show from a manuscript he penned, titled “Dangerous.”
Scoon said in two separate tweets:
“My experiences and some of the things I share on here to a writer is like striking it rich. They dream about this level of content. And in the case of people like 50 they will steal it, plagiarize it or try to diminish it as a matter of survival.”
What do you think?