LMFAO-Rick Ross Feud Continues
Back in January, Rick Ross and former producer Jermaine Jackson filed a lawsuit against LMFAO for the similarities between the rapper’s breakout hit “Hustlin’” and the duo’s “Party Rock Anthem.” While news around the claim died down, it’s still in court, and now RedFoo of LMFAO shot back this week with new allegations against Ross.
According to a report from TMZ, RedFoo is claiming everything about Ross is fake. Specifically, that after being a corrections officer earlier in his life, he fabricated a phony street persona to get credibility in the hip-hop community.
Ross, so far, hasn’t made response.
The rapper claims “Party Rock Anthem” stole a lyric (“Everyday, I’m hustlin’”), while LMFAO, according to legal docs, say they simply riffed on it – which is common in the music industry.
The lawsuit was filed in Florida federal court in January, with Ross and Jackson seeking an injunction and maximum statutory damages against LMFAO, Kobalt Music Group, and Kia Motors.
As well, the suit not only claims that RedFoo and SkyBlu intentionally stole the lyric but further mimicked Ross’ performance style in the song. Court documents state: "[“Party Rock Anthem” was] performed in a manner to sound like [Ross' own and] is an obvious attempt to capitalize on the fame and success of Hustlin'.”
After hits like “Shots,” “Party Rock Anthem,” and “Sexy and I Know It,” LMFAO amicably called it quits – at least for now – in September 2012.
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