Welp…50 Cent’s shenanigans have finally caught up with him.
The Hip Hop mogul will stand trial for allegedly posting a sex tape of Rick Ross’ baby’s mother on YouTube when the two rappers were beefing.
Lastonia sued 50 Cent for emotional distress in 2010 after he posted a video of her having sex with her ex-boyfriend, Maurice Murray, on YouTube where it was viewed by 3. 2 million people.
According to court papers, Murray gave Jackson the tape in 2009 after Jackson, 39, recognized Leviston as former girlfriend of the rapper’s rival, Rick Ross. She is also the mother of Ross’ child.
Before posting the tape on the Internet, Jackson altered the tape, inserting himself into it. He blurred Murray’s face but not Leviston’s and she says the mental and emotional distress almost caused her to commit suicide.
Thursday, lawyers for both sides asked Wooten to bar jurors from hearing some evidence they’ve uncovered in the discovery process leading up to the trial, including emails and other items exchanged by the parties.
For example, Leviston’s lawyers wanted to scratch statements by Jackson who said in a deposition that Murray told him Leviston was “a freak” who would “do anything sexually”; that she made several tapes with Murray; and that “she doesn’t mind” if Murray shared the tapes with Jackson.
The judge said he would decide shortly which evidence to eliminate and whether to grant Jackson’s motion to seal the papers where the salacious material was discussed fully.
Jury selection will begin on May 26 and the two-week trial will follow soon after.
It’s truly time for 50 Cent to face the music for all of his dirty deeds!