50 Cent to stand trial for uploading sex tape of Rick Ross’ ex-girlfriend

The rapper allegedly posted the 'revenge porn' clip to YouTube in 2010

50 Cent has received a court date relating to criminal charges that he uploaded a sex tape of fellow rapper Rick Ross‘ ex-girlfriend.

As New York Daily News report, 50 Cent – real name Curtis Jackson – allegedly uploaded an explicit video to YouTube in 2010 featuring Lastonia Leviston, mother to one of Ross’ children, and her then-partner Maurice Murray.

It’s claimed that Jackson posted the video to get revenge on Ross (pictured right), who has been embroiled in numerous feuds with Jackson in the past.

New York Daily News write: “Before posting the tape on the Internet, Jackson altered the tape, inserting himself into it. He blurred Murray’s face but not Leviston’s and she says the mental and emotional distress almost caused her to commit suicide.”

Jury selection will begin on May 26, with the two-week trial following in June.

Meanwhile, 50 Cent recently claimed that Suge Knight wanted to kill Dr Dre during the 1990s in a bid to keep rapper Tupac Shakur on their Death Row Records label.

“Suge was gonna kill Dre,” 50 Cent said. Pretending to be Knight, 50, then said: “How do I keep him? Maybe I’ll give him Dre’s half. I don’t know. Something might have to happen to Dre.”