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50 Cent doesn’t play about his brand.
The Queens rapper scored an early win in his penis enhancement lawsuit against a Miami surgeon, Angela Kogan, and her medical spa company. Hip Hop DX reports federal judge Robert N. Scola, Jr. rejected Angela’s motion to dismiss the case. Judge Scola Jr. says 50 “may have a valid case on his hands.”
The “Get Rich or Die Trying” rapper accuses Angela of taking a picture with him and using the photo to falsely imply he got a penis enhancement surgery. He also claims she used the photo opp to promote her business, Perfection Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa.
50 Cent wants the judge to make Angela “prove that he gave her express, written consent to use his image to promote her businesses.” All Hip Hop reports, 50 says he would have never taken the photo if he knew she would use it to promote penile enhancement. 50’s lawyer also says the situation “exposed Jackson [50 Cent] to ridicule, caused substantial damage to his professional and personal reputation, and violated his right to control his name and image.”
In addition, the lawyer says 50 never got the surgery. Vivica Fox spoke out and vouched.
Angela’s lawyer says 50 Cent was a client, and “in exchange” for her service, he “agreed” ‘to take the picture. Angela’s lawyer also says Angela never “stated or implied that 50 Cent received plastic surgery services or penile enhancement surgery.”
50 Cent is “seeking millions” from the lawsuit and wants Angela to be banned from using the photo.