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50 Cent Named in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit



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    SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JULY 14: American rapper 50 Cent poses for photographers during a press conference to present his clothing company G-Unit at Yo shop on July 14, 2010 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Keiny Andrade/LatinContent/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** 50 Cent

    Rapper 50 Cent made a hit song out of talking about how he gets money. Now another rapper wants to get some too — from 50 Cent.

    Lawyers for Tyrone Simmons, a rapper from Atlanta, Ga. who goes by “Caliber,” have filed a copyright infringement suit in federal court in Brooklyn.

    The suit names 50 Cent, along with the producer who created the instrumental beat for the 2007 hit song, “I Get Money,” and a host of music industry companies.

    The suit says Simmons had bought exclusive rights to the instrumental track, and that 50 Cent and others infringed on his rights by using it. The suit seeks damages. Simmons’ attorney did not immediately return a call Wednesday.

    A representative for 50 Cent’s record company declined comment. Contact information for the producer could not be found.