A beat on 14-year-old boy has done what the British media has long dreamed of doing and filed a law suit against 50 Cent, Universal Music Group and several of its subsidiaries for promoting a “gansta lifestlye”.
The teenager – named James Rosemond – was assaulted by four men on a Manhattan sidewalk in March last year, among them Tony Yayo and Lowell Fletcher, the former a member of Fiddy’s G-Unit who employs the latter. The motivation behind the attack?
Rosemond was wearing a T-shirt bearing the logo of Czar Entertainment, a management firm representing exiled G-Unit rapper The Game, reports Reuters.
Now, Rosemond and his mother Cynthia Reed are suing Universal, Interscope Records, G-Unit Records and Shady Records for encouraging their artists to lead violent, criminal lifestyles.
All defendants declined to comment, but Yayo has already been sentenced to community service and Fletcher to nine months in jail for the attack in February.
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