50 Cent Sues Taco Bell Over '99 Cent' Ad

Full story: KNBC Los Angeles

A lot of people thought it was cute when Taco Bell came up with an ad that asks the rapper to change his name to 99 Cent -- but 50 Cent isn't laughing, he's suing.
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Jul 24, 2008
 
what a loser this guy is
can't make enough with his c*ap music
i mean rap sorry but it's not music
Julian Etheridge

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#2
Jul 24, 2008
 
50 Cents needs to get a life!
Linda

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#3
Jul 24, 2008
 
What a crock - a perfect example of someone who is already rich (undeservedly so) suing for even more. I had little respect for him before - but absolutely no respect for him now.

This nation has gone crazy suing for ridiculous things - and this takes the cake.

“I love people ;)”

Since: Jul 08

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#4
Jul 24, 2008
 
50 cent, 50 cent, 50 cent. Oh, jeeze I better be careful, I wrote his name in VAIN. He might sue me. What kind of little man sues a company for something like that? He is very pathetic to think he deserves $4 million. I thought the name change would have been nice for all parties included, but now I just think this man is worthless!

I am so sick of Rappers thinking they are on a high horse for some reason. What happened to people being people? Honestly, if he did not want people saying his name, he should have thought of another career
Devils Advocate

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#5
Jul 24, 2008
 
I hope this guy sees these comments because he is a pathetic loser. I hope his career tanks. This is such a waste and so is he.
got to be kidding

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#6
Jul 24, 2008
 
I wonder if he will change his name to "fo Million"?
NotALemming

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#7
Jul 24, 2008
 
A "charity of his choice"? Like what -- the state prison inmate welfare fund????
Nuts

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Jul 24, 2008
 
NotALemming wrote:
A "charity of his choice"? Like what -- the state prison inmate welfare fund????
He is donating it to the "Home for Wayward Strippers" in LA
Two Pack Sugar

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#9
Jul 24, 2008
 
I thought his name was "Filthy Scent"?
Christine

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#10
Jul 24, 2008
 
Julian Etheridge wrote:
50 Cents needs to get a life!
Unfortunately, 50 Cent has legal grounds to sue.

He is protected under Title 17 USC.

"image and or likeness".

Taco Bell should have done their legal homework.
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#11
Jul 24, 2008
 
50 cent worked day and night building the name 50 cent into what it is today. All that respect and admiration earned by his poetic, meaningful MUSIC achieved by hard work and determination. . . . I couldn't keep typing I was laughing to hard.

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#12
Jul 24, 2008
 
4 million? what a crock of crap. he is not even worth the 50 cents he calls himself. how pathetic.
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Jul 24, 2008
 
Christine wrote:
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Unfortunately, 50 Cent has legal grounds to sue.
He is protected under Title 17 USC.
"image and or likeness".
Taco Bell should have done their legal homework.
Maybe so..but should he..um nooo...He needs to lighten up
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#14
Jul 24, 2008
 
tru dat if the said 50 cent and not shown his likeness no case but a picture is worth 4 million
whatever

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#15
Jul 24, 2008
 
look I think he should get over it its not like he he doesnt make enough money now how come he needs more money out of some fast food restaurant, he needs to get a life and stop rapping his rapping sucks anyway.
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#16
Jul 24, 2008
 
50 Cent = Pathetic Loser and Christine you are correct he does have a right. And hopefully a Jury of his peers (the dirt he walks on) awards him zero.
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#17
Jul 24, 2008
 
oops not really worth 4 million i was just kiddin didnt mean to post it 2wice either
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#18
Jul 24, 2008
 
What an A-hole. I hate rap music regardless of who "chants" it.
These guys make money "talking" not singing dirty lyrics and promoting bad lifestyles.
Why anyone would look up to these buttt holes is beyond me.

“I love people ;)”

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#19
Jul 24, 2008
 
DFTR wrote:
What an A-hole. I hate rap music regardless of who "chants" it.
These guys make money "talking" not singing dirty lyrics and promoting bad lifestyles.
Why anyone would look up to these buttt holes is beyond me.
I could never understand it either

“Send 'em back, kids & all !!”

Since: Feb 08

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#20
Jul 24, 2008
 
What was Taco Bell thinking?... 50-Cent?... This creates a HUGE image issue for them. If 50-Cent is going to join their "crew" then the chihuahua is out and needs to be replaced with a couple of fighting Rotweilers, the Drive-Thru needs to be changed to a Driver-By and there's is just no way that anyone is going to eat a taco made from Tony Roma's ribs.

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