Saturday, April 19, 2008

50 Cent Blasts Young Buck's Royalty Allegations.

Latest: 50 Cent has hit out at former G-Unit rapper Young Buck's allegations that he has "never seen a royalty check" from his time with the star's record label - insisting he was generously "overpaid" throughout his time with the hip hop group.

The In Da Club hitmaker axed the rapper - real name David Darnell Brown - after he spoke out about dissent in the G-Unit camp, telling America's Yo! Raps Magazine he has failed to receive any royalties owed to him since signing with 50's G-Unit Records.

The claims were initially blasted by the star's manager Sha Money XL, who states the quotes were false, insisting G-Unit has paid Young Buck $10 million (£5 million) to date.
And 50 - real name Curtis Jackson Iii - also refutes the allegations, stating it was Brown's "drug dealer" lifestyle which left him broke - claiming he had to bail the star out of "tax trouble" on numerous occasions.

He says, "That (the allegations) was a shocker from Young Buck. The last thing that I felt would ever be even said would be that (the members of G-Unit) weren't paid because they actually were overpaid.

"He lives like a drug dealer. When the artist spends excessively to the point where he doesn't actually have that money anymore, out of desperation he says whatever he can say to try and fix situations.

"No, I never took a royalty check to recoup for anything. Yeah, he had tax trouble. I helped him like I helped everybody else.
"With Buck there was points where it was up to $330,000 that I had loaned out to him (and) he continued to spend the way that he would regularly spend".