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50 Cent named in NY copyright infringement lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) - Rapper 50 Cent made a hit song out of talking about how he gets money. Now another rapper wants to get some too -from 50 Cent.

Lawyers for Tyrone Simmons, an Atlanta rapper who goes by "Caliber," filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn.

The lawsuit names 50 Cent, along with the producer who created the instrumental beat for the 2007 hit song, "I Get Money," and a host of music industry companies.

The lawsuit seeks damages and says Simmons had bought exclusive rights to the instrumental track, and that 50 Cent and others infringed on his rights by using it.

A representative for 50 Cent's record company declined comment. Contact information for the producer could not be found.

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