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50 Cent Says He Shut Down World Star Hip-Hop

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World Star Hip-Hop, a popular rap blog, was shut down this morning. When the news broke, many in the community attributed the site’s disappearance to the Department of Homeland Security’s fierce war on piracy that shut down hip-hop sites like OnSmash and Rap Godfathers in an online raid last fall. Now, in an odd turn, it appears that 50 Cent is actually taking credit.

“I don’t know why people underestimate me. I just shut down WORLDSTAR for future advertising contact suckers lol,” 50 Cent tweeted earlier today. “I put worldstar to bed, you don’t believe try me I will shut your s— down. Lol.”

50 actually had sued the site back in November 2009 for using his image and content without permission. At the time, he claimed that he would use his massive wealth and corporate lawyers to bleed the site dry. If his claims are true, it appears 50 has done just that.

“I have lawyers on retainers and I have to pay them so much money anyway, so we’ll go back and forth to court until (they) can’t afford a Subway sandwich,” he said at the time. “It’s already too late for (them).”

50 also warned that other sites were firmly in his crosshairs and predicted that two more blogs will be shuttered this week due his tireless battles.

“I predict 2 more web sites will shut down this week. Take a guess who they are. I’m sick of the hate I’m [too] strong,” he tweeted.

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