When it comes to Rick Ross, don’t ever expect 50 Cent to back down from the Maybach Music head honcho.
Nah, that ain’t happening, 50 Cent took issue with Rick Ross using his 2003’s hit “In Da Club” as a remix on his 2015 mixtape “Renzel Remixes Project.” And now he’s going at it again. Read on…
CelebNMusic247.com has the latest hip hop drama between 50 Cent and Rick Ross over Rosay using his 2003’s hit “In Da Club” as a remix.
50 Cent (Curtis James Jackson III), sued Rick Ross claiming he had no right to use the instrumental, which he used to hawk his 2015 album Black Market as an insult to his longtime rival.
Here is what we’ve learned via AHH who reported this first:
In October of 2018, a judge dismissed the lawsuit because 50 Cent does not control the copyright or the master recordings to “In Da Club,” which are owned by Shady Records.
The lawsuit was tossed out of court, but 50’s lawyers have refiled an appeal, asking a judge to reconsider the verdict.
In new legal documents, 50 Cent’s lawyers claim Rick Ross, born William Leonard Roberts II, unlawfully exploited Fif’s name and voice by including his hook on the remix.
Under these circumstances, Mr. Roberts violated Mr. Jackson’s right of publicity, and Mr. Jackson was entitled to summary judgment…
50’s lawyers say the rapper may not have a case for copyright infringement, but the fact that Rozay shouted out his Black Market album six times on his remix to “In Da Club” actually infringes on 50 Cent’s identity.
His lawyers claim those words make the song an advertisement for Black Market.
50’s lawyer Frederick A. Braunstein said:
Mr. Jackson does not challenge the unauthorized use of his voice in a purely entertainment work. He challenges the unauthorized use of his voice as part of an advertisement for a collateral product, Black Market, for which he has no connection to whatsoever.
The Power and BMF creator has some demands:
50 Cent is asking the court to reverse the earlier decision, issue a summary judgment in favor of 50 Cent for liability, and to send the dispute back to State Court.