IGN:Singer Sues Grand Theft Auto Makers

IGN:Cypress Hill backup singer Michael "Shagg" Washington has filed a lawsuit against developer Rockstar Games and publisher Take-Two Interactive for allegedly using his likeness in the videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas without his knowledge.

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Bereaver2932d ago

Well, it could be possible.

A big company like Rockstar *thinking* about picking up some street dog and later dropping them off on the street again just like before.

"Who would believe him?", They said.

Now, the problem is that GTA is indeed a game about shooting people, getting hookers, and running people over. And the way things have been recently, someone in the court will fill they deserve to be sued.

DERKADER2932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

Formally popular rapper sues game developer over 6 years later for attention. Not to mention that just about all growing up in the "HOOD" stories are about the same. I was in a gang I did drugs and had a gun maybe I should sue Rockstar.

Nitrowolf22932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

here is Niko Belic profile
" He is a 30-year-old former soldier who moved to Liberty City to escape his troubled past and pursue the "American Dream". Niko was persuaded to move by his cousin Roman, who claimed to be living a life of luxury, with beautiful women, sports cars and lots of money."

i wonder exactly how many people fall under this description.


I did read the story
He is suing because they used his likeness in the game. I know what game they are talking about. My comment was to show that these are just ordinary stories that many people fall under.

come on you don't really think that he is the only black man to ever be in a gang? (not meant to be answered or at you, more at Washington)

My reference to GTA4 was saying why not have everyone sue considering that many fall under that same "likeness" category. It's the same for SA. It's just too stupid to think it considering that.


at least you understood, and i prob should have pointed it out in the first place, but really it should have been noticable that at what i was trying to imply.

Thabass2932d ago

@Nitrowolf2 - Well, if you read the story at all, you would know he's suing based off San Andreas.

distorted_reality2932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

@ Thabass - i'm pretty sure he was making a point and you missed it.

@ Nitro - it was pretty obvious lol. Thabass reading comprehension at a sub-embryonic level.

hay2932d ago (Edited 2932d ago )

Actually they shot themselves in the foot right there.

"The plaintiff, who had led a troubled life in his youth" [...]
"including how the teen-agers in his gang rode around on bicycles"

It's a lost case. They said right here that teen-agers(plural) rode around on bicycles. Which means he lead kinda stereotypical tough childhood, shared this experience with other kids his age and riding bicycle wasn't obviously the only thing they did. Which means hundreds if not thousands of kids could do pretty much the same.

But they stole HIS life? He's really desperate.

Yi-Long2932d ago

What. A. Fucking. Douche.

Bereaver2931d ago

Many of you are instantly assuming what he stated was untrue. But, what if ( a big what if), it was true and you were in his shoes. Would you just let them walk away with all the cash they made off of you?

I mean yeah, 250mil is an insane number, which does instantly make him a douche, but again.... when you never had anything as a youth, you'll try to get all you can.

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downwardspiral2932d ago

i clicked this article thinking it would be axel rose suing them.

lovestospoodge2932d ago

you know who else tried to sue R*?
Good Ol' Jacky Thompson. and he FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAILED

Seraphim2932d ago

not that I would but remind me not to buy any Cypress Hill albums. :D

yeah, I can't see this case even going to court. If it does it's just another prime example of how ROYALLY F'd Up our Judiciary system and laws are. What a Crock of .... on so many levels. You could probably write a book on how F'd up this concept and his idea that he's being ripped off is. WTF dude, really!?

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PeeWizzle2932d ago

Dip my wick in some poison. The kind that gets it numb so I can stay in there for a while.

NYC_Gamer2932d ago

i guess he ran out of weed money

Ahasverus2932d ago

Someone ran out of money and can't make new music...

ironwolf7772932d ago

Young black man in a gang and rides a bike in Cali. OF COURSE they ganked his life story and should hand over $250 million. feel me?

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