Teairra Mari has been beefing with 50 Cent for months now, and it all has to do with the “Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood” star owing the rapper over $30,000 in legal fees. The ruling was made after a judge tossed out her revenge porn lawsuit against 50 in January.
In 2018 Mari accused her ex-boyfriend Akbar Abdul-Ahad of posting a sexually explicit video of her that 50 later shared a photo of.
On Tuesday the singer stopped by “The Breakfast Club” and talked about the case, as well as feuding with the “In Da Club” rapper. And according to her claims, she hung out with Abdul-Ahad after the suit began, which chased away her attorney Lisa Bloom.
“He didn’t win the lawsuit,” Mari explained. “[Bloom] was like ‘I can’t represent you no more because it just looks crazy.’ On top of that, I couldn’t get anybody else to pick the case back up, so basically the case was just going on. So the judge was like ‘OK, hey, you lost. You gotta pay him his legal fees.’ That’s why I have to pay 50.”
The “Make Love” singer then stated she has no regrets getting into a war with 50, mainly because he started it. Mari also said she doesn’t find his taunts intimidating at all.
“Y’all know Curtis a mess. He makes me laugh,” she explained. “He tickles me. He’s very hilarious. He’s actually been bringing out some of my funny side. … I’m gonna play the petty games ’cause at first I wasn’t. I let him drag me for at least a month. And then I’m like ‘You know what? f–k you.'”
Moreover, Mari said if the two would ever squash their beef, 50 would have to make the first move since he was the first one to call her out on social media.
The singer also talked about her song “I Ain’t Got It,” which derives from a hashtag she created to respond to 50’s many demands about paying him. In April, the G-Unit founder said he copyrighted the phrase so Mari couldn’t used it, which she also discussed.
“I don’t know if he did or not,” she said about 50’s copyright. “I don’t really care about that, because what am I gonna do, sell a couple of T-shirts?”
After the interview concluded, some people said in the video’s YouTube comments that they were really worried for Mari as she’s beefing with the New York rhymer.
“She sounds like she wants to cry. I kinda feel bad for her,” someone wrote.
“I can hear it in her voice, she sounds hurt, cause she been betrayed. That’s why you can’t put too much trust in people cause they will let you down,” a second person commented.
“She’s broken on every level,” wrote a third. “She needs to get help immediately. That industry will eat you alive if you don’t have a solid foundation.”