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50 Cent Continues to Bully Young Buck: Files a $10 Million Claim Against His Former Artist

Wed., Mar. 23, 2011 11:56 AM EDT
by A.R. Shaw

In 2004, Young Buck did a superb job of bringing his Southern brand of hip-hop to 50 Cent‘s G-Unit records with his platinum-selling debut, Straight Outta Cashville.

But since the Nashville, Tenn., rapper had a disagreement with 50 Cent in 2008, his music career has declined and he continues to face financial troubles.

The IRS raided Young Buck’s home and he was forced to file Chapter 13 bankruptcy in August 2010. Throughout Young Buck’s ordeal, 50 Cent has bullied his former artist. Shortly after 50 Cent stated that Young Buck was dismissed from G-Unit,  Young Buck pleaded with 50 Cent for help with his financial situation. 50 Cent embarrassed Young Buck by taping the conversation and releasing it to radio stations and hip-hop blogs.

50 Cent issued another low blow to Young Buck by filing a $10 million claim that states he breached his contract by releasing an album with Cashville Records. He also has filed a separate $171,000 claim against Young Buck which states that he loaned the rapper $300,000 in 2005.

However, Young Buck’s lawyer, Robin Joyce, says that G-Unit has purposely kept him in debt by shelving his projects and not allowing him to earn a living. Young Buck’s last G-Unit album was released in 2007 and sold 140,000 copies in the first week of its release.

Joyce has submitted a $500,000 budget for a new Young Buck album and says that 50 Cent must approve the project or release Young Buck from G-Unit.

But even if Young Buck is allowed to release a third album on G-Unit, he may not be around to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Young Buck was arrested on March 7 for gun possession and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. –a.r.

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  • Yopjh

    yung buck let his nashville homeboys convince him that g-unit ain’t shit without him and started acting cocky towards 50 so 50 got rid off him and now the same homeboys is disrespecting young buck now cause he ain’t as hot as he was, so let this be a lesson to all the 2pac wanna be’s, just no that 2pac was a studio gangsta that took acting and dancing classes so his whole swag was an act dont get me wrong i like pac stuff but pac was an actor, so to all da 2pac wanna be’s its a price to pay acting like pac !!!

    • http://twitter.com/cocoa49 toni

      Totally agree

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVWADYBXMKVJNP5LXZ63ITJNMI Jo Somebody

    Bucks accountants and management all worked for 50 Cent and when Buck decided to question or change that he was out casted from G-Unit by 50 Cent. (Like keeping Sha Money as his manager)

    READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE ON TENNESSEAN.COM!!!!!!!

    50 wanted “Yes men” and Toy Soldier for his rap wars so they could get shot nine times as well. Rappers that have to always DEPEND on 50 and need him. That is how he needed to keep them and that is how he made sure to pay them. In stipends AND IF YOU QUESTION IT OR TRY TO BUILD YOUR OWN LABEL YOUR ARE CUT OFF AND CHARACTER ASSASSINATION!!!…………. AKA 50 WANTED SLAVES LIKE YAYO!!!!

    http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110322/NEWS03/103220314/-1/NEWS01/Nashville-rapper-Young-Buck-s-comeback-hits-snag-arrest

    50 CENT WANTS ILLUMINATI SLAVES THAT WILL FOLLOW HIS EVERY WORD.

    BLACK ON BLACK SLAVERY IN 2011!!!

    THANK YOU 50 CENT FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO HIP-HOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVWADYBXMKVJNP5LXZ63ITJNMI Jo Somebody

    A BLACK SLAVE OWNER FROM QUEENS NEW YORK CITY!!!!

    WOW!!!! I HAVE SEEN IT ALL. THE COVERS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS CANCER TO HIP-HOP. 50 CENT NEEDS TO GO AWAY!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVWADYBXMKVJNP5LXZ63ITJNMI Jo Somebody

    Joyce told Buck that the only budget he submitted to G-Unit Records for a third album was for $1 million, twice what his contract allowed. Joyce said that allowed the label to ignore him without approving or denying the budget.

    In recent weeks she submitted a conforming $500,000 budget to G-Unit Records for Buck’s third album, which Joyce said would essentially force the label to either approve it or release Buck. Leslie Berkoff, a New York lawyer who represents 50 Cent and G-Unit Records, has not responded to messages seeking comment.

    50 STARTED BLOCKING BUCKS ALBUMS AND HIS RADIO PLAY BECAUSE HE KEPT SHA MONEY AS HIS MANAGER AND HE DIDN’T WANT TO BE A YES MAN/ TOY SOLDIER WITH 9 BULLET HOLES OF HIS OWN!!! BUCK HAD ALREADY CAUGHT THAT CHARGE FOR DRE

    WHEN BUCK STARTED QUESTIONING HIS ROYALTIES 50 SAID FUCC YOU!!!

    All his handlers, accountants & managers worked for 50 Cent and when 50 fired Sha Money and Buck kept Sha Money 50 got mad at him.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVWADYBXMKVJNP5LXZ63ITJNMI Jo Somebody

    This is a sad situation. All b/c a person has his own mind? How does an African American take glory in holding another African American down? In a country where race is still revelant, with the history of slavery…how does that happen? Why do people support 50 cent in this? Why hasn’t Dre got in the middle of this when Young Buck defended him?

    Yea this is black on black economic violence all based on hurt feelings. This rap game is wild.

    Young Buck said……. “SOME NIGGAS ARE SO WORRIED ABOUT FUCKING UP THE NEXT NIGGA’S BLESSING THAT THEY CAN’T EVEN CATCH THEIR OWN”….

    he lost me as a fan I use to like 50 thats some hoe shit! 50 a bitch ass nigga and he really showing it!

    if you dont let the man make a album how can he pay you back

    buck shouldve never mess with that sucker asss dude

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Afi-Keita-James/651695123 Afi Keita James

    Fuck 5-0’s non talented bitchass anyways.