Queens rapper and business mogul 50 Cent recently celebrated his 2003 hit ‘In Da Club’ reaching over one billion streams on Spotify, and while basking in glory, he took to social media to dish out some advice to up-and-coming artists on how they can achieve the feat that he did in making a “classic.”
Taking to Instagram on June 28th, the Get Rich Or Die Tryin lyricist shared a photo of his honourary plaque and told aspiring MCs, “Take your time, make it a classic, then it won’t go away. #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi,” 50 wrote.
The musician (real name Curtis Jackson) has recently settled a legal battle with the liquor brand Rémy Martin after the Cognac brand sued the businessman and his brand Sire Spirits brand in 2021 for illegally copying the design of their bottle for his own product.
According to the reputable hip-hop media out TMZ, Jackson settled the dispute out of court for a sum of money that will remain undisclosed. Rémy Martin has clarified that the initial lawsuit was brought forward as the shared circle jewel-shaped bottle design used by Jackson’s Branson Cognac and their product was causing consumer confusion and affecting sales.
TMZ has reported that Rémy Martin is happy that the dispute has been settled and that they respect Jackson’s entrance into the spirits industry and wish him the best of luck. However, 50 has previously called out the company as scared of his prowess.
In a since-deleted 2022 Instagram post, 50 Cent wrote, “They are afraid of me already,” he continued, “Branson Cognac is the new wave. REMY is #2 Behind Henny and worried about Branson SMH I’m just getting started.”
Earlier this year, there were rumours that the two brands were still at loggerheads, and Jackson was continuing to Rémy Martin of jealousy concerning his brand’s success. However, the prolonged case has now come to an end.