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According to several sources, federal authorities have shut down the popular urban website, WorldStarHipHop.com. The site went down without warning earlier today (January 24th).

WorldStar is known for showing rap videos, footage of rappers engaging in ignorant behavior, fights, news clips and the occasional sex tape. If it was outrageous, it probably sourced WorldStarHipHop.com. Matter of fact, when I think WorldStarHipHop.com, I think of 50 Tyson the rapper. Ha!

Federal authorities have already shut down the sites, OnSmash and Rap Godfathers, last year as well as several torrent sites. Rapper 50 Cent has claimed that he is responsible on Twitter:

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In November 2009, 50 Cent filed a lawsuit against the website, claiming his image and content were used on the website without his permission.

The story behind this will get interesting, I'm sure.

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