50 Cent is being sued by a rapper shown as suspect in “hip hop murders”
Threats of legal action have been made against 50 Cent because of his Hip Hop Homicides series, which looks into the incredibly high murder rate in the rap industry.
The WE tv show, hosted by Van Lathan and executive produced by the G-Unit mogul and Mona Scott-Young, investigates the “big picture” causes of the recent spate of rap music deaths, including issues of race, socioeconomic status, criminal justice, and police brutality.
As seen on Thursday’s (December 22) episode of Hip Hop Homicides, Chicago MC FBG Duck was killed on August 4, 2020, while out shopping with two friends.
ABC 7 in Chicago claimed that FBG Duck (real name Carlton Weekly) was shot many times. At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, he was subsequently pronounced dead.
In October of 2021, the men who were suspected of killing him were caught. Murder for hire, federal firearms crimes, assaults in aid of racketeering, and other charges were brought against Charles Liggins (or C Murda), Kenneth Roberson (as Kenny Mac), Tacarlos Offerd (aka Los), Christopher Thomas (aka C Thang), and Marcus Smart (aka Muwop).
The federal court judge scheduled the defendants’ trial for October 2, 2023.
The OTF-affiliated rapper signed to Wack 100, Memo600, was apparently labelled as a potential suspect in Thursday’s episode of Hip Hop Homicides, which didn’t go over well with him.
Fightland is a fictional show about a former world champion boxer who descends into the underbelly of the sport after the mysterious disappearance of his boyhood buddy and training partner.
The disgraced fighter must return to the sport that nearly destroyed his life and cost him everything he had to quit it in order to find his best friend. Show creators Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith are fellow South Londoners.
Since 50’s September announcement that he had concluded his exclusive contract deal with the network, news of the show is significant. Nothing else is known at this time about 50’s potential reunion with STARZ.
The legendary Queens rapper broke the news a day after proposing a new show based on the life of Clarence “The Preacher” Heatley, a notorious New York City mob boss.
The G-Unit leader hinted in an Instagram post that he was considering casting actor Gbenga Akinnagbe, known for his role as Chris Partlow on The Wire, as Heatley.
Both shows will join 50’s already extensive TV portfolio, which features his Power universe, BMF, and more.