L-R: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Omari Hardwick; ABC/Fred LeeA judge may have more than 21 questions for 50 Cent, following accusations that the rapper stole the idea for his hit TV show, Power.
Screenwriters R. Byron Hord and Curtis Scoon allege in a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York City that they are the brains behind the premise for the show, which 50 executive produces, reports the New York Daily News.
The duo wrote a pilot script, titled “Dangerous,” in 2009, about “an African-American Protagonist’s work as a drug dealer and subsequent attempts to launder his money and then ‘go legit,'” the paper quotes the lawsuit as alleging.
Hord and Scoon presented copies their pilot script to Los Angeles entertainment executives in 2011 and claim they met with 50 in hopes developing their idea into a show.
Allegedly, Hord and Scoon never heard back from the entertainment mogul. Power made its television debut in 2014.
“We’re looking forward to litigating the case,” said Hord and Scoon’s lawyer, Kenneth Montgomery.
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