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Rick Ross Sues LMFAO Over ‘Party Rock Anthem’ Lyric

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Hip Hop star Rick Ross has filed suit against Stefan Kendal Gordy (Redfoo) and Skyler Austen Gordy (SkyBlu) of LMFAO claiming the duo violated copyright law with their line “Everyday I’m shufflin'” in their hit “Party Rock Anthem”.

Rick Ross came to fame with his 2006 Album Port of Miami, containing the track “Hustlin'” and the line “Everyday I’m huslin'”. Ross, along with Jermaine Jackson, claim,

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.

The phrase is so important to the success of ‘Party Rock Anthem,’ that LMFAO launched a highly successful clothing line, Party Rock Clothing, that features the phrase on T-shirts and other clothing items.

Ross and his fellow defendants claim that they’ve already notified LMFAO of their legal intentions, but the duo has ignored the warnings. Representatives from LMFAO have yet to comment. Ross is seeking an injunction and maximum statutory damages.

via The Hollywood Reporter

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