50 Cent Takes A Legal L To Rick Ross….
Written by admin on October 5, 2018
Ya’ll know 50 Cent and Rick Ross are like enemies in perpetuity, right? Well, Rick Ross is trollin’ the sh#t out of 50 Cent right now! Rozay has a new project coming out and he’s not playing with his foe! This has already gone to court, which I didn’t realize. Now, Dr. Dre is even on this damn song! How? Before I continue, check this out:
50 Cent actually sued Rick Ross over him using the hit song “In Da Club” for the Renzel Remixes mixtape, but the whole ordeal didn’t got 50’s way. The crazy thing is 50 does NOT own the song or the masters and there for has no say so in it to begin with. Shady/Aftermath Records own the song. YIKES! 50 Cent attempted stop the move way back in 2015, but it did not exactly work out the way he hoped. He would eventually have to pay a cool $7 millie to Lastonia Leviston, who is also Rozay’s BM.
Personally. I wonder what this means about 50’s relationship with Dre? I know the song is kinda old but he’s got Dre on it. Remember, Dre and 50 were at odds when Fif started doing headphones.
Anyway, here is what Rick Ross’ lawyer had to say about it:
Today,attorneyLeron Rogers*, partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, announced that in a sealed, federal court summary judgement order (No. 3:17-cv-00550-WWE), that his client, William Leonard Roberts, II, a.k.a. **Rick Ross**, was exonerated of wrongdoing in a mixtape right of publicity lawsuit brought by Curtis James Jackson, III, a.k.a.*** ***50 Cent**, in 2015. A case of first impression, United States District Court of Connecticut Senior U.S. District Judge Warren Eginton clarified the use of sampled music in Mixtapes.*
Mr. Rogers stated:“We are pleased that we were able to shut down Mr. Jackson’s creative attempt to establish a new right of publicity claim for use of his voice that was included in a copyrighted song. This ruling clarifies the claim to rights held by artists and music labels, as it relates to use of sampled music in mixtapes; had the ruling gone the other way, it would have opened a floodgate of litigation that could have drastic impact on the music industry as a whole by providing every artist sampled in a mixtape a separate right of publicity claim”
> At the core of the case brought by 50 Cent was his claim to rights related to the 2003 Billboard topping song, “In Da Club.” Seeking millions of dollars in damages and an injunction barring the use of any trademarks and work product he created or produced, 50 Cent claimed that Rick Ross unlawfully used 50 Cent’s name and identity in his 2015 “Renzel Remixes” mixtape. But, according to the ruling, as he does not own the copyright to “In Da Club,” its master, nor does he have a right to claim to licensing for his name or voice in the recording—all are owned by Shady/Aftermath Records—his claim was dismissed as without merit.
This case was a part of Mr. Jackson’s bankruptcy case, related to Mr. Roberts’ ex-girlfriend’s victory over Mr. Jackson in a sex tape suit yielding $7 million in her favor.