Rick Ross Suing EDM/Pop Act LMFAO Over Sample

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Rick Ross wants his money! The MMG head honcho is suing EDM-pop act LMFAO over the use of his “Everyday I’m Hustling” sample from his 2006 single, “Hustlin.” The duo used the sample on their hit record, “Party Rock Anthem.”

Filing the claim in Florida federal court, the lawsuit reads:

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, [making it] an obvious attempt to capitalize on the fame and success of “Hustlin.”

Ross and the track’s co-composer Jermaine Jackson (not from the Jackson 5) are seeking an injunction and maximum statutory damages from LMFAO as a result. ”Party Rock Anthem” has sold over 7.5 million copies to date, and been used in various films, TV shows, video games and advertisements; while the phrase in question has also appeared on T-shirts and other items in LMFAO’s Party Rock Clothing line. We’ll keep you updated as more news on the case is released, but until then, feel free to chime in down below with your thoughts.

Long story short, Ross and Jackson feeling like they should be cut a piece of that pie.

Source: Global 14

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