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50 Cent Sues: I'm Sick of Being Shot, Yo!

7/23/2007 7:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, is suing an Internet advertising company for over $1 million for creating a "game" that allowed players to "shoot" at a character based on his likeness. Nine times is enough!
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According to the complaint filed in New York County Supreme Court, an online game called "Shoot the Rapper" was created by the Traffix corporation and featured a cartoon image of Fiddy accompanied by the line, " 'Shoot' the Rapper and you will WIN $5000 or 5 Ringtones Guaranteed." Go shorty! In 2000, Fitty was attacked and shot nine times in Queens, New York ... but unless you've been living in a cave, you knew that already.

The multi-platinum-selling artist is suing for negligent and intentional emotional distress, defamation -- and is claiming he is owed money due to Traffix's "unlawful use" of his portrait/image. Besides the million bucks, Fiddy is also asking for punitive and exemplary damages, as well as reimbursement for any costs and fees incurred in bringing the complaint to court.

A call to Traffix was not immediately returned.

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