Rick Ross Suing LMFAO over "Party Rock Anthem" Hook
Published Jan 03, 2014Rick Ross must be feeling invincible in the courtroom this week. The rap champ recently won a lawsuit against real-life drug pusher "Freeway" Ricky Ross, who had accused the rapper of adopting his name, likeness and back story. Now, rapper Rick Ross is headed back to the courtroom after filing his own suit against 2010 relics LMFAO.
In a new suit, Rick Ross and producers the Runners allege that LMFAO lifted the hook from Ross's breakthrough 2006 smash "Hustlin'" for their "Party Rock Anthem" song. As the suit says [via Pitchfork], "'Everyday I'm shufflin'...' in 'Party Rock Anthem' is performed in a manner to sound like 'Everyday I'm hustlin'...' in 'Hustlin'' is a prominent hook of 'Party Rock Anthem' and is an obvious attempt to capitalize on the fame and success of 'Hustlin.'"
No figure was given as of yet, but if they are somehow found guilty, LMFAO could face hefty charges, as the song was an enormous hit in the now distant past world of 2010, and the phrase was sprawled across numerous bits of merchandise.
Of course, it's more likely that they won't be found guilty for referencing a popular rap song, as that's a common trend in all contemporary music. If anything, they should be sued for crimes against humanity. Especially now that "Party Rock Anthem" is in our heads again.