50 Cent Settles Lawsuit Against Taco Bell

A settlement has been made in a lawsuit filed by 50 Cent against Taco Bell, who used the rapper’s name to promote its products without proper authorization.

Without notifying 50, Taco Bell launched a national campaign last year in which they sent letters to the news media that jokingly asked the Queens MC to change his name to “79 Cent,” “89 Cent” or “99 Cent” to promote it’s value meals. Fif wasn’t too pleased about the fast food chain making money off his name without cutting him a check.

Although the exact details of the settlement remain unknown, it was reported that Fif was seeking $4 million in damages. According to the New York Post, both parties reached an agreement that was mutually satisfying.

As previously reported, the G-Unit leader recently filed suit against the popular video Web site worldstarhiphop.com for using his image on their home page without permission, leading many visitors to believe that the site was owned by him. A decision in that lawsuit has yet to be reached. —Brooklyne Gipson

  • http://wtf S on my Chest

    First

  • http://wtf S on my Chest

    Should pay 2010′s taxes!

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    cool. good for him. i just have a problem w/ this site posting something w/ 50 Cent 89% of the time.

    • El Tico Loco

      Couldn’t agree more

  • Nate

    The fact that Taco Bell as huge as it is stooping to such pandering levels for sales is newsworthy.

    It wouldn’t be newsworthy if it were just 50 saying this year, “I really like Taco Bell.”…

    This settlement is more money than 94% Of what rappers will make in 2-5 years. It means fif will always have money to drop additional albums if he wants to …

  • sealsaa

    “both parties reached an agreement that was mutually satisfying.”

    All the tacos Fiddy can eat.

    • REALLY

      HAHAhahahahaha!!!!

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  • tommy gunz

    that means he easily walked away with about 2 mill….

    gotdamn fif a fuckin a great white shark in that business world

  • Vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    this should make up for the album…ohh!

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    “….in entertainment news, rapper 50 Cent a/k/a Curtis Jackson, through a lawsuit settlement with Taco Bell, will have two entrees named after him: the “Boo Boo Burrito”-made of nothing but beef, & the “G-Unit Nacho Plate”-extra cheesy with way too many chips, each for $1.50, which profits will go directly to the rapper.

    Fellow rapper Rick Ross was among the first to try them, & said “I can’t f*ck wit da mungkey, but these sh*ts is better than crabmeats”. In related news, Jay-Z has just bought Canada, & says he plans to…”

  • RWord

    man, if the clown can only sent his time making good music instead of flop with sales

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  • http://xxlmag.com G

    who spends time out dere day suing people , taco bell understandable but worldstar kill yo self nigga niggas in texas do not fuck wit u amd everyone knows jay is a king of ny only u cant see dat

  • http://Yahoo ER

    50 Cent Needs To Stop Suing People, Doesn’t He Have Enough Money?

  • im just saying

    did early leaks hurt slaughterhouse NO
    did they hurt busta NO
    did they hurt triple c NO
    THEY HURT FIFTY BECAUSE PEOPLE WANNA HERE HIM
    ALBUM SALES ARE SMALL CHANGE TOURS VIDEOS MOVIES THATS WHERE THE MONEY IS MADE FIF IS MAKING STREET SHIT HES BETTER THAN YOUR FAVORATE FUCK THAT SLIPPER GREY POUPON SHIT OR THAT FLORIDA KIMBO MUSTY MAN BEARD RAP THESE CLOWNS ARE FROM THE COUNTRY GIMMIE SOME NYC STREET SHIT TO KNOCK DOING 100 ON THE BRUCKNER GOING TO CITY ISLAND WITH A CHICKEN HEAD IN MY 3.5 RENTED DODGE CHARGER WITH A BLUE YANKEE FITTED BLOWIN WEED OUT THE SUNROOF HOLLA

  • fmeezy

    albums fire u ppl have just gone soft like jay! fif stay gettin bread!

  • js416

    “it was reported that Fif was seeking $4 million in damages”

    WHAT DAMAGES?!!!!!!

    even if these ads weren’t authorized by 50 how can they hurt his wallet

  • westcoastmexican

    4 million in damages? what damages? 50 being a pussy but i guess he gotta get the money