Rick Ross Sues LMFAO Over ‘Shufflin’ Line [Details]
Rucuss staffJanuary 3, 2014
Rick Ross is suing pop duo LMFAO for stealing his lyrics.
The Miami rapper and Jermaine Jackson have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against LMFAO, the Los Angeles-based electronic pop duo of Stefan Kendal Gordy (Redfoo) and Skyler Austen Gordy (Sky Blu), the Hollywood Reporter reports. Kobalt Music Publishing and Kia Motors America are also defendants.
Ross is suing over their 2010 hit single Party Rock Anthem claiming their use of the phrase Everyday I’m Shuffling in the chorus is a blatant rip-off of ‘Everyday I’m Hustlin’ from Ross’ 2006 single ‘Hustlin‘ off his debut album Port of Miami.
Ross contends LMFAO’s single would not have been a monster hit without the unauthorized use of his hook. Party Rock Anthem sold over 7.5 million copies and has been used in films, television programs, video games, advertisements for airlines and more.
“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,” says the lawsuit.
Ross is seeking an injunction and maximum statutory damages. Listen to both songs below.
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