After World Star Hip Hop (commonly referred to as World Star) had gone temporarily offline, 50 Cent claimed responsibility on Twitter.
“I put Worldstar to bed, you don’t believe try me I will shut your shit down,” he wrote.
It seemed plausible, since 50 had sued Q for trademark infringement in 2009 (Q believes the lawsuit was retribution for posting Rick Ross’ diss songs against 50 Cent).
Adult Swim is collaborating with the urban website World Star Hip Hop on a new comedy pilot that will explore the sex, music and random street-fight-filled world of World Star.This live-action single camera pilot, which is as of yet untitled, is executive produced by site founder Q World Star and Devon Shepard (“House of Lies,” “Mad TV”).It will be inspired by the frenetic energy of World Star, which has grown from a niche outlet covering hip-hop culture into a thriving site that draws 30 million unique videos a month.Also read: Dan Harmon’s ‘Rick and Morty’ Renewed for Season 2 by Adult Swim The site has exploded with a mix of rap videos, images of barely dressed women, dating, and fan-shot phone footage of people getting knocked out.It has spawned such dubious amateur fighting stars as Sharkeisha and Shovel Girl. appear each year at its annual upfront party, which this year will feature a reunited Outkast.
(This edition of The Champs podcast, featuring an interview with Q, gives a good rundown of what the site is about.) Adult Swim has surprisingly strong ties to hip-hop, and counts many rappers among its fans. In 2005, MF Doom and Danger Mouse recorded an entire album, “The Mouse and the Mask,” built around Adult Swim samples. The establishment was featured in Fabolous’ video for “Lights Out,” and this evening patrons re-create the ambiance.Beneath a sea of crystalline rods that hang from the ceiling, a swarm of rappers, athletes, hustlers and hot girls toast Rosé and bounce to DJ Clue’s sound selections.Of course Fabolous is there, along with players from the Memphis Grizzlies, New York Giants and New York Jets.Then there are the others blending in among the highfliers, the people who lurk in the shadows of celebrity.Characters like Lee “Q” O’Denat, the man behind controversial video site World Star Hip Hop.com, has two tables stocked with champagne, Patrón and women.