50 Cent Pulls Out Another Legal Victory in $6M Case Against Former Sire Spirits Manager, Plans to Seize Assets

Queens, NY-bred recording artist turned television producer, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has become the savior for actors who aren’t being paid properly. After hiring seemingly blackballed actress, Mo’Nique after she went public with her gripes and recently embracing “Empire” actress, Taraji P. Henson after she revealed her income shortcomings in comparison to white actresses, 50 has now vowed to help Henson’s costar, Terence Howard.

The “Hustle & Flow” lead actor has been making his rounds expressing his disappointment in being poorly paid as a Black actor in Hollywood. Last year, during an interview with WREG’s Live at 9, the actor revealed the surprisingly low salary he made while playing DJay, the main character in the film. He walked away with a full payment of $12,000 for the movie.

In the resurfaced clip appearing on 50 Cent’s X (formerly Twitter) account, he also told the host that he has made no money from the songs he recorded for the film because the movie studio, Paramount listed the artist name as DJay, which they have the rights to instead of his name on the recording.

“What Paramount did, instead of putting my name as ‘Terrence Howard’ performing the songs, they put ‘performed by Djay.’ Well, they owned Djay. So now I’ve gotta sue Paramount or send them a letter to say, ‘Hey, you guys owe me about 20 years’ worth of residuals and performance royalties.’”

He is determined to make sure that Howard gets his money and acting opportunities in the same way he came to the rescue of Mo’Nique and now Henson.

In 2020, Howard filed a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox for using his likeness from “Hustle & Flow” to help promote the “Empire” series which he starred for six seasons.

50 Cent Goes To Bat For Terrence Howard In Quest For Higher Pay

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