50 Cent has accused a Miami business owner of profiting from a photo he took with her and falsely implying he was a customer undergoing penis enlargement.
The rapper and entrepreneur (born Curtis James Jackson III) has taken his grievance to court, filing a lawsuit against Angela Kogan and her companies, Perfection Plastic Surgery and MedSpa.
The In Da Club star claims he took the photo with Kogan back in February 2020 because he thought she was a fan.
But he has since claimed that Kogan and her companies used the image to conduct business, according to the lawsuit TMZ.
Fifty further alleged in the lawsuit that Kogan, who runs Perfection Plastic Surgery And Medical Spa in Miami, first used the image to promote the plastic surgery clinics on social media.
“Thanks @50cent for stopping by the number one med spa @bh_perfection_medspa .
The photo shows the Grammy winner with his arm around Kogan, who is showing a peace sign in her smock.
She describes herself as an “entrepreneur” as well as a “celebrity medical esthetician” and “phlebotomist” trained in blood collection for clinical or medical purposes, with four different certifications: “CCE CME CLHRP CMA”.
But then in August, The Shade Room starred Kogan in shooting a story about the rise of male sexual enhancement procedures and reusing the image in question, which Fifty claims makes it look like he’s going to have to go under the knife for penis enlargement.
The photo appears every time the article is posted or shared online, which the Queens, New York native says further reinforces the implication that he underwent the procedure.
50 Cent says the distribution of the photo ridiculed him, and he has damaged his professional and personal reputation while violating his right to control his name and image.
In the lawsuit, he is seeking damages and asking the courts to step in and force Kogan and MedSpa to stop sharing the photo and claiming he is a customer.
Over the course of his rap career, Fifty has released five studio albums, beginning with Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003), while his last was Animal Ambition (2014).
Over the years he has turned much of his attention to various business ventures including producing for film and television, most of which have been successful.