By Sandra Rose  | 

Rapper 50 Cent settled a photo copyright claim with after the blog published an article suggesting he lied about selling his phrase "Get the strap" to MMA Belator for $1 million.

The website execs slapped Fiddy with a $3 million defamation lawsuit after he called out the editors in a bruising rant on

But 50 Cent countersued the blog for $150,000 saying the "bogus news outlet" used his Selfie to accompany the publication of the story.

The "In Da Club" hitmaker filed a $150,000 copyright lawsuit against executives, saying they used an Instagram Selfie photograph of him without his permission.

HipHopDX agreed to settle the copyright claim for $20,000, but their $3 million defamation suit against 50 Cent will go forward.

"The owners of HipHopDX offered Mr. Jackson a judgment against them in the amount of $20,000 to resolve his claims, which he accepted," the rapper's lawyer Stephen J. Savva tells The Blast. "We have not agreed to resolve the counter-claim filed against him at this time.

Selfies are generally thought to be legal for use in editorial articles, since celebrities are not professional photographers.

Photo by Prince Williams/

  • Bdot

    Easy $20k. They won't get a penny from their lawsuit because he can say what he wants on his IG. They settled, Curtis won't.

  • HelloToni

    I'm confused. Lots of blogs use photos of celebrities?

  • We Can Do This

    Last I checked 50 owns the phrase get the strap. Only in America where you can own a phrase...

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Messy boots 50 cent stays involved in some sort of lawsuit. In other news the lawsuit Teairra Marí filed against him was dismissed. I guess the judge was like you're not going to involve me in your LHH fukkery..??

  • Logan Roberts

    Curtis stays in some shyt. I can't believe nobody has went up side his head yet.

  • BingBangBoom

    Sounds like a Open post to me. But you cross your T's and dot your I's before you publish everything right Ms. Sandra? #teamsandrarose

  • Meme

    I actually like fiddy ?

  • Scromes1212

    They gonna lose that one smh 50 been playing these blogs and websites for years lol

  • dontgetblocked

    What does get the strap mean?

  • Quitedeliteful

    I think it's mean something like go get my gun...

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Auntie, the people want to know if he's paid Rick Ross's baby mama yet? Is he even making installments on that? Because you can't dismiss that type of stuff via bankruptcy....which is what Da Brat is finding out the hard way.

  • Quitedeliteful

    you're not going to involve me in your LHH fukkery
    LOLLOLLOL!!!! Wasting the tax payers money on some bullshyt!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Fiddy was a pleasure to work with. I will NEVER have anything negative to say about him.


  • Quitedeliteful

    Bankruptcy doesn't wipe out that kind of debt? I shouldn't be surprised though because if it did no one would be able to collect.

  • ATL White Guy

    It's all about context. For some people, it could be the setup for some backdoor action.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    He seems nice but he's a Cancer smh...they always have a mean streak when they get wronged and are master instigators...



  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Apparently not. Da Brat is trying to get her settlement suit dismissed via bankruptcy and the court is saying no no lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whuuut???? Oh well... Maybe she can work part-time at Costco...

  • Karen Brady

    I'm betting if and when someone does it will de a female. Staaaayyyssssssssss in some shyt.

  • Karen Brady

    LHH fukkery.. LOLLLLLLLLLL

  • Judge Mental Will

    50 so damn aggravating

  • Sircaput

    As they should be able to, but 50 claims the photo was a selfie which would give him ownership and copyright but if that is the picture that Sandra posted that is clearly not a selfie and was taken by someone else, unless...50 phone was used to take the picture.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    He's a butthole who's enema is in effect. His shyt is about to run out! He sales himself as a target. He places the bullseye on himself. Bye Curtis! Ya lil miserable soul!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    What? Huh?

  • geminiblacc

    He has paid all of his debts. She bragged about it on instagram and ended up taking a picture with him in a club.

  • Wyteprivilege

    So after he pays his lawyers off for this, he’ll have $1500 left from that settlement?

  • SandraRose

    The bigger issue is celebrities (and pseudo celebrities) suing bloggers for using their Selfies on their blogs. 50Cent is not a professional photographer. He didn't lose photo revenue when the blogger posted his photo.

  • RentEmSpoons

    I was always told that the rights to a photo goes to the photographer, just aslong as it is not offensive or slanders the respective party. This is why Kanye was allowed to use the Whitney photo, because that family member took the photo. This is why paparrazzi is able to take photos of you in public and sell in its unedited state.

  • RentEmSpoons

    Basically its an euphemism said for when you get "pissed" or upset about shit. It used to mean get the "pistol /gun", but now its said whenever you are provoked.

  • SandraRose

    True. But copyright court views professional photos and cell phone selfies differently. A professional sues for lost revenue. Celebrities are not selling selfies. Therefore, why would a court award 50 Cent $150,000 for a copyright violation? How would he prove that his selfie was worth that much?

  • Faithz

    50 Is a Clown, straight up.

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  • kekeb

    I know he's disrespectful as hell sometimes, but I like him. I think he just needs like 13 private therapy sessions to work through his issues cause clearly he feels some type of way about black women.

  • kekeb

    Don't they get paid to post on IG?! Maybe his selfie was actually worth that much. Or maybe there was a logo/product shown in the selfie?

  • kekeb

    That's because Da Brat's was probably considered restitution/related to a criminal offense of which she was found guilty. Typically, you CAN bankrupt out of these type of judgements 50 cent has/had

  • HelloToni

    OOOh Ok. I see. Thank you.

  • Storm’s Rage!

    13.lmfao. Thats just to get started.