Rick Ross suing LMFAO over Party Rock Anthem lyric
Los Angeles: Rapper Rick Ross has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against LMFAO over some of their lyrics in 2010 hit `Party Rock Anthem`.
The 37-year-old rapper is suing the electropop duo after claiming the pair`s use of phrase `everyday I`m shuffling` in the 2010 chart-topper is too similar to the phrase `everyday I`m hustlin`, which was on his 2006 hit `Hustlin`, the Hollywood Reporter said.
He alleges LMFAO`s lyric is an `obvious attempt to capitalise on the fame and success of Hustlin` and is `performed in a manner to sound like` Ross` own.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Florida federal court, states,
"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 unauthorised derivative work."
Ross is seeking an injunction and maximum statutory damages from the uncle and nephew pair - Stefan Kendal Gordy (Redfoo) and Skyler Austen Gordy (SkyBlu) - as he claims the lyric has helped LMFAO sell 7.5 million copies of `Party Rock Anthem`, which has been licensed for movies and TV shows.
"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," it further read.
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