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Ex-Drug Dealer (Ghost) Sues 50 Cent For Using His Life & Name For the Concept of 'Power'


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50 Cent, Courtney Kemp, and the STARZ network are being sued for $1 billion by former drug kingpin Corey "Ghost" Holland Sr for allegedly using his nickname and life story for the former show Power. Corey said his life story was accessible to all parties named in the suit because he recorded it on a CD titled Blasphemy and mailed it to Courtney Kemp's father in 2007. Courtney wrote Power and co-produced it alongside 50 Cent.


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Corey maintains that the show and its spinoff, Power Book II: Ghost, include many aspects of his life that he discussed on the CD. The CD reportedly had seven acts, and the seasons of Power closely mirrored the details he recorded on the CD. According to allhiphop.com, Holland Sr. filed court documents alleging that 50 Cent came to his home more than once to confront and intimidate him about the lawsuit. A judge has ordered both men to attend mediation to resolve the issue instead of going to trial.

Power was a highly successful show from 2014-2020, starring Omari Hardwick alongside Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora, and Lela Loren. It was one of the most-watched television shows during its run.


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