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Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent Facing Another Lawsuit

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(NY Daily News) Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson cribbed the idea for his hit Starz show “Power” from two aspiring TV writers, a new Manhattan federal court lawsuit claims.

R. Byron Hord and Curtis Scoon say they wrote a pilot script for a TV show called “Dangerous” in late 2009.

“Dangerous” was about “an African-American Protagonist’s work as a drug dealer and subsequent attempts to launder his money and then ‘go legit,'” they claim in the lawsuit.

Meanwhile, the main character of their show is “struggling with the balance between his friendship with an Irish gangster and his female love interest.”

They gave a copy of the script to several LA-based entertainment execs who, in 2011, met with 50 Cent and asked whether he wanted to develop it into a show, they say.