Though the brief beef between 50 Cent and Rick Ross proved to be downright comical at times (Remember 50’s character “Pimpin’ Curly”?), there is one person who found no humor in the whole ordeal: the mother of Rick Ross’ child, Lastonia Leviston.
Leviston found herself smack in the middle of the rap beef when 50 allegedly leaked a sex tape of her in attempts to shame Ross. The video, which Leviston says was released without her consent, was viewed over three million times on YouTube. She says she was so distraught that she contemplated suicide and is suing for emotional distress.
According to a deposition, Maurice Murray, a former lover of Leviston’s who appears alongside her in the video, is the person who gave the tape to 50 Cent. When the original version of the tape was posted, Murray’s face was blurred but Leviston’s was not. 50 says he had nothing to do with the original version leaking but he did eventually edit the video to superimpose the face of his “Pimpin’ Curly” character on Murray’s body.
50 claims it was actually Ross or one of his crew members who leaked the tape and refers to a radio interview the day before the tape was made public where Ross supposedly threatens to release the tape online. 50 says if he loses the court battle with Leviston he plans to take Ross to court to cover any amount he is ordered to pay.
Previous attempts by 50 to have the case dropped were unsuccessful as the trial has been set to begin in June.