50 Cent Accused of Stealing Concept for Power

50 Cent Accused of Stealing Concept for Power

Writer Curtis Scoon claims Fif took his show idea after a failed development meeting.

Published January 21, 2015

Last month, 50 Cent blasted Fox’s Empire for allegedly copying his show Power, and now he’s being accused of something similar. 

On Monday (Jan. 19) writer Curtis Scoon went on Twitter to accuse the Queens MC and producer James DuBose of pilfering the concept for his show, Dangerous, and turning it into Power. Scoon has been working on Dangerous since 2008 and says he met with Fif and Maino to possibly develop the show. “Dubose informed his staff and [screenwriter] Byron, 50 Cent was interested in Dangerous and would be coming to his office for a meeting. I have the email,” he tweeted. "Sure enough Maino and 50 came to the office a few weeks later. I have sworn affidavits from people who were there.”

Scoon, who previously denied a rumored involvement in Jam Master Jay’s murder and reportedly has connects to convicted drug trafficker Kenneth McGriff, believes that his reputation killed the deal. Fif was Jay’s protégé and McGriff was accused of trying to murder the G-Unit founder. “I believe once 50 heard my name he wasn’t going to do the project in its original form. I’m smarter, more talented and much more authentic,” he wrote. “What that means is if I'm in the same room I get the attention he covets. I understand all of this. He's known for getting shot. I'm known for other things.”

Power, which premiered in 2014, follows the story of a nightclub owner doubling in the world of illegal drugs. 

After seeing the show’s trailer, Scoon decided that he had no choice but to sue. ”Even my mom told me to file.” 

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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