Derek Jeter is firing back at claims he didn’t want to work with 50 Cent because he allegedly said he was “too urban”. Jeter in fact is claiming he was actually the one who set up the meeting between 50 and Frigo, the Swedish underwear line at the center of this nonsense.


Jeter is calling out the owner of the company as a disgruntled business partner who wants to make the captain look bad in the media. The former Yankees slugger calls claims by Frigo owner Mathias Ingvarsson “categorically false,” and he’s “disgusted by Mr. Ingvarsson’s decision to make these false allegations against me in the press, instead of attempting to work out our business dispute in private.”

“It is unfortunate that Mr. Ingvarsson continues to make false claims and bad decisions with respect to RevolutionWear Inc.,” Jeter’s statement continued, claiming Ingvarsson only came to him “threatening litigation and a negative publicity campaign” when the company began to fail and he needed “additional capital into the failed business.”

Jeter went on to add “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.”

Jeter has filed his own lawsuit against the company, in which he claims to have proof he never agreed to be a public spokesman for the company to begin with.

Maybe 50 can still cheer for the Yanks after all.