Rapper 50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson) and a Miami Medical Spa have reportedly settled a lawsuit in which the rapper had accused the spa of exposing him to ridicule by the use of his image in misleading ways.
The “Candy Shop” rapper’s lawsuit claimed that he had innocently agreed to the use of a photograph by the business only for it to be misused to insinuate that he had received a penile enlargement surgery. The Miami Spa Business Perfection Plastic Surgery & Med Spa which is owned by one Angela Kogan, the lawsuit claimed, used the photo “graciously agreed” by 50 Centto imply that he was a client and that he had undergone a penis enlargement procedure.
According to Billboard, both the parties filed a joint statement in a Miami Federal Court saying that they had “reached an agreement in principle to settle Mr. Jackson’s claims” and that the parties “were in a process of preparing an agreement to finalize and memorialize” the settlement.
Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) maintained in the lawsuit that he took a photo with someone he thought was a fan and never consented to the use of the photo for commercial purposes.
The lawsuit, filed in September 2022, further claimed that Angela Kogan posted the photo to her Instagram and then went on to orchestrate an article on the website The Shade Room that insinuated that 50 Cent had undergone a penile enlargement surgery at her Spa.
Defense in the lawsuit, however, maintained that the insinuation was made by the website, and no such claim was made by the business. An article entitled “Penis Enhancements Are More Popular Than Ever & BBLs Are Dying Out: Cosmetic Surgery CEO Angela Kogan Speaks On It”)” reportedly came out soon after Angela Kogan had posted a picture of her with the ”Bottle Full of Bub” rapper on Instagram.
“Defendants’ actions have exposed Jackson to ridicule, caused substantial damage to his professional and personal reputation, and violated his right to control his name and image,” lawyers for 50 Cent had claimed in the lawsuit.