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Exclusive on 50 Cent’s ‘Power’ lawsuit: Nikki Turner says, ‘It’s a complete lie’

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NY Times best-selling author Nikki Turner at a book signing for her latest release, The Banks Sisters, held at Cupcake Mafia in Atlanta (Photo by Alfred Kitchens for Steed Media Service)

In an exclusive interview with Nikki Turner during a recent visit to her Sunny Isles, Florida condo, Turner tells rolling out Larry Johnson’s $200 million lawsuit is baseless.

“It’s a complete lie,” exclaims Turner. “I never showed 50 any manuscripts but my own, Death Before Dishonor. ”

According to TMZ, Johnson claims he wrote a manuscript, Tribulation of a Ghetto Kid, and in 2005, sent it to Turner, who has worked with 50 Cent in the past. He says the book was eventually published elsewhere, but believes Turner showed the manuscript to 50.

Johnson claims in 2014 Starz debuted “Power,” 50’s show about a drug dealer who is trying to get his life straight, which Johnson alleges is carbon copy of his manuscript. In his book, the primary character has a goatee like “Ghost” in “Power.” Johnson says he uses the nickname “The Ghost” as his pen name.

According to the summaries on Amazon, the central character in Tribulation of a Ghetto Kid is in fact a kid and his name is Jeffrey Owen.

Turner is familiar with who Johnson is and says she has only wished nothing but the best for him.

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