50 Cent has lost his bid to have a lawsuit dismissed which accuses him of hiring a hitman to kill former drug lord Corey “Ghost” Holland.
According to court documents obtained by AllHipHop, Judge Analisa Torres rejected the rapper’s motion to have the lawsuit dismissed before Christmas on December 19.
Holland filed a $1 billion lawsuit earlier this year, alleging that 50 stole the idea for his hit series Power from him and attempted to have him killed.
Holland also sued Power creator Courtney Kemp and alleges that he was friends with her father, and over 200 scenes from the show are based on his life.
In the filing earlier this year, Holland claimed: “It’s 50 Cent’s abilities to HIRE a HITMAN, due to a 150 Million Dollar Contract he secured through STARZ/LIONSGATE, that have created the FEAR and constant anxiety.”
He added: “The hitmen 50 Cent hired, can KILL [me] and [my] family at any time and anywhere, once they are paid. So rather 50 Cent is in New York or Michigan or anywhere in America or Overseas, ‘ONCE HE PAYS THE HOMIES TO DO WHAT THEY DO BEST,’ quoting the defendant from the radio interview, the job can get done at any point after that.”
He also criticized 50’s social media trolling: “He callously targets people on social media for ONE purpose: their humiliation and his gain. This is what he did to DJ Khaled, Shaniqua Tompkins, Megan The Stallion and countless others. He thought [I] was going to be his latest victim, but [I] fought back, it’s the ONLY way you can deal with a BULLY!”
Holland, who is a former drug dealer, has maintained that he believes he and his family are in danger: “[We] now live in FEAR every single second of day of these unknown and unidentifiable KILLERS showing up at any time/anywhere to carry out 50 Cent’s orders to intimidate and or to MURDER them, to eliminate the legal consequences of the lawsuits brought against him.
“The weapons that [we] NOW are armed with are due to the FEAR of being a victim of violence at any moment by these HIRED GOONS. [We] have no idea when the violence is coming, just prepared for when it’s does. However 50 Cent has the advantage, cause he controls what the HITMEN do, the contract is between him and the them, so all [we] can do is anticipate the INEVITABLE, every single second of the day.”
50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson) has denied the claims within the lawsuit and through his lawyer called it “an abuse of the judicial system.”
Power debuted in 2014 and ran until 2020. It follows a gangster named Ghost as he attempts to go straight.