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Taco Bell's Got Beef with 50 -- Nacho Average Suit

11/20/2008 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Taco Bell knows about as much about rap music as it does about Mexican food.

In legal papers filed in Federal court, the Bell's lawyers claim 50's tough-talking $4 million trademark infringement lawsuit from this summer was just a publicity stunt -- but it's the personal shots they fire at Fiddy that really spice things up.

Bell's peeps tried to attack 50's credibility, saying his work "falls in the subgenre of hip hop music known as 'gangsta rap,' a style associated with urban street gangs and characterized by violent, tough-talking braggadocio." They also claim that Fiddy only filed the lawsuit to "burnish his gangsta rapper persona" -- 'cause nothing builds street cred like a lawsuit.

50 sued over Taco Bell's lame promo where they offered to give $10K to charity if the rapper changed his name to 79, 89, or 99 Cent.

UPDATE 11:04 ET: Looks like Fitty's still in it to win it: His lawyer tells us "Taco Bell needs to be stopped" and that "Mr. Cent intends to vigorously pursue this case."


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Whether you agree that the promo was a dumb idea or not, and irregardless of your personal feelings toward 50 Cent, you ALL have to agree:

This gives all new meaning to the term 'Frivolous Lawsuit'...

2160 days ago


precious - His conviction is public record and easy to verify. Now why don't YOU get actual facts before YOU go spreading rumors about someone that YOU know nothing about personally. Better yet, go back to school and learn to use your brain more constructively. And try to get over the belief that money is the measure of EVERYTHING. Or be just another putz who would buy a dirty diaper because his picture was on it.

2159 days ago


50 50 its always something with you. If your not dissin lil Wayne on you tube your sueing Taco Smell. GGGGGGGGG Grow up

2108 days ago
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