This Day in Music History

22 Aug 2005

todayAugust 22, 2022

Background

50 Cent was suing a US car dealer for allegedly using his name in an advert without permission. Describing himself in the legal action as a “hugely successful” artist “known for his good looks, ‘gangsta’ image and hard knocks success story”. The rapper was seeking more than $1m (£555,150) from Gary Barbera Enterprises for a Dodge Magnum advert with the line “Just Like 50 Says” alongside a photo of him.

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Historical Facts

21 Aug 1961

Jomo Kenyatta, Kenyan independence leader, is freed from prison Jomo Kenyatta, leader of the Kenyan independence movement, is released by British colonial authorities after nearly nine years of imprisonment and detention. Two years later, Kenya achieved independence and Kenyatta became prime minister.

todayAugust 21, 2022

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