Congratulations to Madonna, she has apparently won a court battle with 50 Cent for libel.
Madonna filed a lawsuit against 50 cent after it was reported he had said the singer has “slept with almost every black man that’s ever been on American television”. However, this claim was found to be false.
Queen Of Pop, via Twitter, accepted the popstar’s apology, but told him, “I know you really mean it” and “Can we be friends?” The US pop singer also played a YouTube clip of a freestyle she said she had written about 50 cent’s joke.
Just took 2 seconds of my sayin N 50cent asking who I was disappointed I didn’t get an answer pic.twitter.com/7zEldyKDPF — Madonna (@Madonna) January 24, 2021
50 Cent then hit back, saying it wasn’t actually 50 Cent and saying that the entire incident was a setup by the “racist” popstar.
In the end, however, a court rejected 50 Cent’s request to subpoena Madonna for “internal emails and text messages” from her private life to prove the claims against her.
50 Cent posted on Instagram and Twitter yesterday to explain his side of the story:
The 20-year-old rapper posted on Instagram yesterday that he was suing Madonna because he felt she should be held accountable for her “verbal harassment and fraudulent behaviour” in relation to his 2009 comments.
In his Instagram post, 50 Cent said: “Because of my freedom of speech, my race has been thrown under the bus, and my name being dragged through the mud just like innocent people. This is not right and it’s absolutely unlawful.”
50 Cent said that he is hoping that this will “go viral” because he doesn’t like “working hard for a living when you can do wrong and still get away with it”.
“I don’t believe in letting racism go the way of history! Now I’ll let a court decide.”
According to NY Daily News, 50 Cent asked the judge to “dictate the public’s discourse about a matter of race” because in his view the real “problem” with the lawsuit is Madonna.
He posted on Instagram: “Queen of Madonna, something didn’t go the way she planned on it going. Don’t tell me I’m unprintable because I will fight to the end for my word, my voice. If I can’t speak my mind on a matter that affects the entire world that brings together over 6 billion people then I am not here to speak on what matters to me.”
As Digital Spy reported last month, you won’t be hearing much from Madonna for a little while.
The singer’s new album is due out sometime this year – and that’s all we’ve got for now.