Cory Gunz upcoming MTV reality show, cleverly titled Son of a Gun (the Young Money emcee is the son of Peter Gunz, one-half of the 1990s hip-hop duo, Lord Tareek and Peter Gunz), is ruffling a few feathers with the son of notorious mob boss, Louis “Cock-Eyed” Fratto. Johhny Fratto is accusing the show’s executive producer, actor and comedian Nick Cannon, of ripping off the title from a show he conceived back in 2004. Reportedly, Fratto’s version revolves around “the daily life of a post-mafia family,” and according to TMZ:
“Fratto claims he’s come “very close” to landing a deal with several networks—and even produced two pilot episodes…which he’s still trying to get on the air.”
“Fratto is pissed—claiming Cannon not only jacked his title—but also stole the mafia-themed ‘style’ Fratto has used in his pilot episodes.”
“Fratto has now fired off a cease and desist letter to MTV—ripping Nick as a ‘B-list actor’—and demanding they shut down all plans to move forward with their show…unless they change the title.”
MTV recently announced Son of a Gun (Cannon’s version) would make its debut on the network on Thursday, April 28 at 11pm. In the meantime, I doubt MTV or Cannon gives this legal drama a second thought. SN: Corny Cannon maybe a “B-list actor,” but as long as he’s Mr. Mariah Carey, he’ll always have access to A-list money…I’m just saying.
Mara The Hip-Hop Socialite got her start in the hip-hop industry when she accepted an offer to work on a temporary basis in the promotions department of Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records in 2006. It was there where she first began putting her experiences with the industry onto paper, utilizing the writing skills she acquired while earning her Juris Doctor degree from the law school at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. .....read more.....