News: Rick Ross Suing LMFAO

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Rick Ross just won a court case against former drug lord Freeway for his use of the name ‘Rick Ros’ but looks like Rozay is on the plaintiff side of the court room now. Reports have surfaced that the MMG founder is suing LMFAO for copyright infringement. He claims that the use of the line ‘Everyday I’m shufflin” in their 2010 track ‘Party Rock Anthem’ is a rip off of the ‘Everyday I’m hustlin” line in his 2006 song ‘Hustlin”.  The lawsuit says

The use of ‘Hustlin” in ‘Party Rock Anthem’ is readily apparent, despite the slight change from ‘Everyday I’m hustlin’. . . ‘to ‘Everyday I’m shufflin’. . . ” and constitutes, inter alia, the creation of an unauthorized derivative work.

It further claims that the groups performance of the lyric is similar to Ross’ and therefore is “an obvious attempt to capitalize on the fame and success of ‘Hustlin”. Ross and the co-composer of ‘Hustlin’ are looking to get an injunction and statutory damages. No monetary figure has been released but given that more than 7.5 million copies of the record have been sold and the line has been appeared in countless TV shows, movies, games, advertisements and on apparel- the figure is no doubt going to be pretty big.

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