A $32 million legal battle with his former lawyer’s firm, Reed Smith and an attorney named Peter Raymond are the latest to face the wrath of rapper 50 Cent.
The Queens, New York rapper claims the law firm cost him $7 million, which he had to pay to Rick Ross’ former girlfriend Lastonia Leviston who was featured in a leaked sex tape narrated by Fif’s character “Pimpin Curly.”
In January of 2017, 50 Cent went after Reed Smith when the firm demanded he fork over $600,000 in unpaid legal fees.
50 Cent accused Reed Smith of malpractice, saying the firm’s shoddy work tanked his case and forced him into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. 50 blames Reed Smith and Raymond for intentionally deceived him by failing to disclose a binding pre-trial stipulation between their firm and Lastonia’s lawyers, which “precluded key material witnesses,” including his longtime foe, Rick Ross.
The battle has been delayed because 50 Cent’s team cannot get anywhere close to Rick Ross to serve him with paperwork, so they are asking a judge to give them more time to find the Miami rapper.
Rick Ross, born William Leonard Roberts II, was supposed to be deposed on Friday (November 22nd).
“Given his celebrity lifestyle, Ross has proven exceptionally difficult to personally serve,” 50 Cent’s legal team said in a court filing. “As a prominent celebrity, Ross lives in a gated home and has personal security personnel protecting him at the various public appearances he makes.”