Rapper 50 Cent sued for copyright infringement

50 Cent stole some of the lyrics for his 2003 hit, "In Da Club," from a song by former 2 Live Crew frontman Luther Campbell, an attorney claims in a lawsuit.

Richard C. Wolfe filed the &to=http://english.pravda.ru/comp/2002/01/21/25883.html' target=_blank>copyright infringement lawsuit against Curtis James Jackson, aka 50 Cent, in Miami federal court last week on behalf of Lil' Joe Wein Music.

Parts of "In Da Club," from the album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," copy "It's Your Birthday," released in 1994 on Campbell's solo album, "Still a Freak for Life," the lawsuit alleged.

Messages left Friday for Wolfe and for 50 Cent's publicist, Dennis Dennehy, weren't immediately returned.