Rapper 50 Cent on Friday sued Internet advertising company Traffix Inc. for using his image without permission in the graphic “Shoot the Rapper” ad, which he says promotes violence and threatens his safety.
It’s one of these annoying click-through traps. Now, I can hardly imagine Fitty’s safety is really threatened, but this is of course a pretty clear violation of Curtis James Jackson III‘s right of publicity and probably some trademark rights.
What were these guys thinking? Talk about the disrespecting aspects of this situation. Ayt.