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Someone Is Actually Suing 50 Cent for Stealing a Movie Idea

Shadrach Winstead has filed a lawsuit contending that 50 Cent ripped off his book The Preachers Son — But the Streets Turned Me Into a Gangster for the directed-by-and-starring-50 Before I Self Destruct. That's incredible! Has Winstead actually seen Before I Self Destruct? Because Vulture has — and, well, it's not exactly the kind of movie you want to go around taking credit for. Look, there are obviously financial considerations here, but 50's best play might be settling out of court and then "admitting" that BISD was all Winstead's dumb idea. [Boombox]

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