Plus: 50 can keep himself clean by saying he didn't profit (financially) from this tape, which really is the case. If they say exposure on 50's behalf or attention = profit, then its another thing tho. But they would have problems to define the benefit that arose 50 from that song objectively / to measure that financially (which is of vital importance for possible damages as well).
On the other hand it's not forbidden to bring up information or facts that are accessible to everyone. Plus he didn't defame the victim, didn't talk specifically about him directly or indirectly. He just used it as an intro for a rap song.
In this case it's not his fault that they caught feelings because of that.
So they couldn't say anything anyway. Even if they could, they wouldn't stand a chance against the high-paid lawyers 50 could hire.
= 50 WINS. Bad publicity is still publicity I guess. Here you got your attention Curtis.
but to do that sh*t, so soon.... to people that are from your hood, still in the hood, to use the sample jokingly to promote violence ....
he was just on that CNN heros awards sh*t for helping africa.....definitely not a good look and big steps in the wrong direction...... they are not asking for bread, they want an apology... curtis owes them that