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Judge nixes 50 Cent's bid to toss video lawsuit

50 Cent has lost a bid to end a Florida woman’s lawsuit over a sex video posted online with him edited into it as a wig-wearing narrator.

A New York judge rebuffed the rapper’s request to dismiss Lastonia Leviston’s claim in a ruling made public Thursday. Lawyers for both sides haven’t returned calls seeking comment. READ FULL STORY

50 Cent's new single 'My Life' featuring Adam Levine and Eminem: Hear it here

50 Cent is a weird case among rappers, isn’t he?

He put out one of the best-selling hip-hop albums of all time in Get Rich or Die Tryin’, and his personal narrative (trained by Jam Master Jay, shot nine times, re-discovered by Dr. Dre & Eminem, made a ton of money off Vitamin Water) is as ingrained in the popular consciousness as any mainstream star’s of the past two decades.

On the other hand, he’s had a string of duds and non-starters, both in the music world and in the straight-to-DVD universe. Lately, he tends to grab headlines only for Twitter-related nonsense. But he’s still a prodigious talent, and his upcoming album Street King Immortal might be the thing that puts him back on top of the rap world.

That album’s new single “My Life,” which features Adam Levine and Eminem, is submitted as Exhibit A. It falls into some of the traps that 50’s other work tends to fall into (he doesn’t seem to know what his audience wants nor what bandwagon to hop on, so he just tries to do everything), but the Levine-crooned hook is an undeniable earworm, and Slim Shady’s guest verse is the best thing he’s done in 2012 (which means is 73,000 times better than his phoned-in guest spot on the Rihanna album).

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Rick Ross and Young Jeezy involved in brawl at BET Hip-Hop Awards

Saturday night’s taping of the BET Hip-Hop Awards (not to be confused with the BET Awards, which aired two months ago) went from sentimental to chaotic in an instant. A heartfelt tribute to late hip-hop impresario Chris Lighty transitioned into an ugly brawl between entourages representing rappers Rick Ross and Young Jeezy.

Late Saturday night, a conflict erupted between Ross and Jeezy backstage at the Atlanta Civic Center. “Jeezy and Rick Ross just had words backstage!! Pushing and shoving,” tweeted legendary New York DJ Funkmaster Flex following the initial incident.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ, the conflict continued into the parking lot of the Civic Center, and police were called. The Atlanta cops dispersed the crowd using pepper spray, and no arrests were made. READ FULL STORY

50 Cent injured in car crash

Rapper 50 Cent is currently in the hospital after an automobile accident last night on New York’s Long Island Expressway.

According to the MC’s official website, the man born Curtis Jackson III was driving his SUV on the highway last night when a Mack truck rear-ended him. He is currently being treated at a Queens hospital for neck and back injuries. The other driver is also being treated for undisclosed injuries. UPDATE: According to a statement sent out by a representative, 50 has been released from the hospital and is doing fine.

ThisIs50.com posted a number of photos from the incident, including shots of 50’s SUV (which wasn’t completely totaled — maybe that bulletproof exterior is worth it after all) and of the rapper being wheeled through the hospital on a stretcher while wearing a neck brace.

50 Cent’s fifth official full-length album 5 (Murder By Numbers) is scheduled to be released next Tuesday, July 3.

Read more on EW.com:
SXSW: 50 Cent brings out Eminem for ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’
50 Cent agrees to tweet nude pics of himself if the Giants lose the Super Bowl
First chapters of 50 Cent’s novel, ‘Playground’ — EXCLUSIVE

Coachella Sunday night: Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg bring along a lot of friends...and a Tupac hologram

Who didn’t Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg trot out to close the Coachella Festival on Sunday night? The full retinue was a veritable Hip Hop Hall of Fame: 50 Cent, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Kurupt, Warren G, Nate Dogg (via montage tribute), a two-story LED projection of Frank Sinatra, and a Tupac Shakur hologram. All that was missing was gin and juice gratis for every audience member.

Of course, the West has never been shy to throw up the “W” and the Dogg and Doc delivered a bell-ringing performance to please the hometown crowd. Backed by a full band, the set list was both party-to-go and paean to the last two decades of gangsta rap. After all, when Andre Young dropped The Chronic 20 years ago, the genre retained its marine blue menace and instilled fear into the hearts of sweater-clad suburban parents. Today, Dr. Dre is a gangsta eminence grise and savvy headphone entrepreneur. Meanwhile his one-time sidekick Snoop Dogg has starred in movies, television shows, and leased his star wattage to more products than Ron Popeil.

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SXSW: 50 Cent brings out Eminem for 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' -- and gets outshined

It’s been a weird few years for 50 Cent.

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that the guy who’s lately been struggling to get an album released, broadcasting suicidal tendencies on Twitter, and threatening to leak his own crotch pics was once the rapper everyone was trying to beat.

But Curtis Jackson doesn’t want us to forget.

“It’s been ten years,” he reminded the crowd at the Shady 2.0 showcase last night at Austin Music Hall (as well as the people watching the live on Fuse), sounding a bit defensive as he added that he’s “sold 13 million records. I can do whatever I want now.”

Of course, the majority of those millions of moved (G-)units were from his 2003 breakout Get Rich or Die Tryin’, which he played in its entirety last night.

Initially, it sounded like a strange proposition. The record was good, but not that good; usually these full-album performance things are reserved for the likes of Illmatic or Enter the 36 Chambers. But Get Rich does have a one thing that can still excite a mob of jaded rap fans in 2012, and his name is Slim Shady.

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50 Cent agrees to tweet nude pics of himself if the Giants lose the Super Bowl

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If you don’t already have a team to root for in this year’s Super Bowl, and depending on how you feel about the guy who brought the world “Candy Shop,” you might want to pick up a Patriots jersey this week.

Why? Because 50 Cent’s crotch says so.

Following in the great football tradition of taking pictures of your junk to send out into the world, the “Outta Control” rapper recently raised the Super Sunday stakes by making an unusual bet: to tweet a picture of his private parts if the New York Giants lose.

The wiener wager was prompted by an overeager Twitter follower with the handle MyBestAssets, who tweeted at Fiddy:

“Lets bet. If the Giants lose the Superbowl, u must post ur [d—] on the twitter. If they win, I’ll post my boobs & face on here. Bet?”

After careful consideration, the rapper — whose penchant for Twitter flirtation is well documented — replied with the following:

“Ok”

OK! Don’t mess this one up, Tom Brady!

But Fiddy isn’t just putting his dignity on the line, either. He also told rapper and Cash Money CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams that he would throw a cool million dollars behind Eli Manning’s team, having already scored a half million bucks betting on Big Blue in the playoffs.

More on EW.com:
50 Cent on Twitter: ‘I don’t think I’m gonna live much longer’
First chapters of 50 Cent’s novel, ‘Playground’ — EXCLUSIVE
Snoop Dogg launches Celebrity Charity Week on ‘The Price Is Right,’ knows the cost of bird seed: Watch it here

50 Cent on Twitter: 'I don't think I'm gonna live much longer'

Once upon a time, 50 Cent had birthdays on his mind.

But 2003 was a long time ago, and now the rapper’s been weighed down by the other end of that spectrum, as evidenced by a number despondent dispatches he sent out on his Twitter account recently.

“I don’t think I’m gonna live much longer,” the rapper told his nearly five-and-a-half million followers.

Shortly before that, 50 had lamented, “I have lost all the faith in the team I’m on,” alluding to the troubles he and his label Interscope have been having. “I have nothing left to say,”  the rapper continued. “I will not be promoting my music.”

Of course, 50  — who reportedly made more than $50 million when he “took quarter-water and sold it for two bucks” as VitaminWater — does have something to promote: his new six-hour energy drink, Street King.

Perhaps it was with that in mind that the rapper assured us in a later tweet, “To be conscious that life is short is not suicidal.” Though 50 did add,”I’m good if I die tonight.”

More on EW.com:
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First chapters of 50 Cent’s novel, ‘Playground’ — EXCLUSIVE

Snoop Dogg launches Celebrity Charity Week on ‘The Price Is Right,’ knows the cost of bird seed: Watch it here

The Jersey Shore's Pauly D working on an album with 50 Cent: You ready to fist pump?

Jersey Shore’s Pauly D recently revealed that he plans to do more on the music front than just DJ.

“I’m focusing on music. That’s my passion,” he told Billboard of his future plans. “I’m working with 50 Cent now.  I’m going to do an album with him. It’s going to be a little bit of everything. It’s almost like DJ Khaled and kind of David Guetta but my own DJ Pauly D style.”

There was a time that news like that would elicit shock and awe from me. Something like, “I can’t believe a reality TV star is putting out an album!!!”

But I’m all screamed out. This stuff happens often. Also, it must be noted that Pauly actually has a skill. DJing is no joke craft. He’s currently holding court on Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale tour. Whether he’ll be a talent gatherer with a good ear for music like DJ Khaled or a gifted, hit-making producer like Guetta remains to be seen, though.

For now, I’m going to save my voice, because, hey, he might know what he’s doing. Working with 50 is a good start, too. He definitely knows a thing or, um, 50, about big albums, great songs, and singles.

What do you guys expect from Pauly D’s forthcoming project? Looking forward to fist pumping to his beats? Let us know.

Read more:
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50 Cent angry at record label, threatens to leak Dr. Dre's next single

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

50 Cent–the same 50 who owned hip-hop less than a decade ago with both party starters and thugged-out cuts–can’t get his Interscope record label to back his forthcoming album.

The rhymer took to Twitter to express his displeasure and even threatened to pull the plug on the album altogether. “I’m not releasing a album,” he wrote Wednesday. “I can’t believe Interscope is this f—ed up right now. I apologize to all my fans.”

Obviously mad he’s not getting the same attention as his label mate and mentor Dr. Dre’s, he then threatened to leak Dre’s next single from his oft-delayed set, Detox. “I love Dre,” he began. “But I’m putting his next single psycho out tomorrow at 2:00.”

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