50 Cent Settles Lawsuit With Taco Bell
November 24, 2009 at 4:44 AM (PT)
50 CENT, whose real name is CURTIS JAMES JACKSON III, has settled his lawsuit against YUM! BRANDS' TACO BELL, claiming the fast-food chain used his name to promote its food without his permission. THE NEW YORK POST reports "the terms of the deal were confidential, but he was asking for $4 million in damages."
The suit claimed that TACO BELL used 50 CENT's name and trademark without permission to promote its low-cost menu items. In the ad, TACO BELL teased the rapper to change his name to "79 CENT," "89 CENT" or "99 CENT" to promote its menu items that cost less than a dollar.
"As is often the case in these situations, the parties have agreed not to discuss anything about the settlement except to say both sides are satisfied," said 50 CENT's lawyer PETER RAYMOND.
"Both parties have settled the dispute to their mutual satisfaction," a TACO BELL spokesperson said.