50 CENT was sued recently for allegedly stealing a song sample from the band The Persuaders, celebrity news has learned.
50 Cent posted a song as part of an album online recently, and Robert Poindexter of the band The Persuaders is definitely not happy—because he claims that the rapper stole a part of it from them.
Allegedly a part of The Persuaders’ 1971 track “Love Gonna Pack Up And Walk Out,” the “stolen” snippet was turned into a part of 50 Cent’s song “Redrum” which was released online for free.
TMZ reports the suit read:
“Fifty Cents [sic] has not denied the infringement, but appears to be basing his defense solely on a frivolous and immaterial claim that the illegal version is not being commercially exploited, but is given away for free.”
Pointdexter, who also sued Kanye West early this month for stealing an instrumental part of another one of the band’s songs, is suing 50 Cent an unknown amount for statutory damages and a whopping $600,00 in punitive damages, plus interest.
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