50 Cent Asks Court to Block Sale of Young Buck's Recordings

Fif's lawyers issue motion to stop liquidation of the former G-Unit rapper's assets.

Posted: 04/25/2012 05:04 PM EDT
Music News, Young Buck, Hip Hop News, Hip Hop Music, G Unit, 50 Cent

50 Cent has jumped into Young Buck's bankruptcy case, asking a judge to block the sale of his former crew member's assets until it can be determined what Buck rightfully owns and what's the property of G-Unit, reports The Wall Street Journal.

"The creditors are left with no choice but to file his opposition to ensure that the trustee is not seeking to adversely affect the creditors' rights in assets that they own, or in which they have rights and interests," read paperwork submitted to court by 50's attorney's last week.

As previously reported, Buck's properties were set to be put up for sale as a part of his Chapter 7 Bankruptcy liquidation. Among the items the Nashville MC was supposed to sell are his "trademarks and copyrights, all masters, compositions, royalties, rights and licenses owned by debtor and all rights of publicity owned by debtor." However, 50 Cent claims that he, in fact, is the true owner of Buck's recording rights as well as anything from Buck's professional name to his likeness, and can administer and publish his songs.

In a recent interview, Buck said that he was open to re-teaming with his old crew at G-Unit and said that he was in fact beginning negotiations with the label about making his return.

"I'ma be honest with you," he said. "Finally we're at a point where we're having some kind of negotiations with what they're going to be able to do for us at G-Unit."

The issue raised by 50 Cent's lawyers will go before a bankruptcy judge next month in Nashville, Tennessee.

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