UPDATE: Following Frigo owner Mathias Ingvarsson’s lawsuit and 50 Cent’s reaction, Derek Jeter has released a statement to Us Weekly, saying, “The allegations made by Mr. Ingvarsson of RevolutionWear are categorically false. I facilitated the introductory meeting between 50 Cent and the Company, so it makes absolutely no sense that I would object to 50 Cent being a Frigo brand ambassador or think that 50 Cent is ‘too urban’ for the brand. Mr. Ingvarsson’s statements are particularly malicious because he knew all along that I never agreed to be a spokesperson or ambassador for the brand, and that is confirmed in documents that Mr. Ingvarsson himself signed.”
Original Story: Putting his two (or 50) cents in. Derek Jeter is currently in the middle of a multimillion dollar lawsuit with the underwear company Frigo, TMZ reports. The retired Yankees star, 41, was supposed to be a spokesman for the brand, but when he was unavailable for the company’s U.S. launch, they tapped rapper 50 Cent for the gig.
In court documents obtained by TMZ, Frigo owner Mathias Ingvarsson, who filed the suit, claimed that Jeter backed out in 2013, saying 50 was too “urban” for the brand.
After the baseball pro’s alleged comments went public, 50 Cent (born Curtis Jackson), 40, took to Instagram on Wednesday, Nov. 18, to respond.
“Wow, guess I'm not a Yankees fan anymore,” he captioned a photo of Jeter. “LETS GO METS? Man you can't trust nobody these day.smh #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO.”
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