THE JUICE WITH JEM
Last year December, American rapper Rick Ross served papers to electronic dance music group LMFAO claiming that the duo stole his lyric, “Everyday I’m hustlin” from his 2006 track “Hustlin”. According to TMZ.com, Mr. Ross has acknowledged that LMFAO changed the phrase slightly to “Everyday I’m shuffling” in their 2011 hit “Party Rock Anthem”, but he says they couldn’t mask the obvious thievery.
On the other hand, the club/dance artists have responded with a legal document that basically says their phrase came from Ross’ song, but claims it’s fair game, all part of the music biz, and that Ross is no saint himself when it comes to how the rapper built his music image.
The group took a shot at Ross, claiming him to be an imposter, who is a former corrections officer who built a fake, bad-a** persona strictly to gain credit within the rap community.
So far, Ross hasn’t responded to this latest comment.
Click below to refresh your memory of “Party Rock Anthem” and “Hustlin”. Is Ross taking this way out of proportion or does he have a point to this lawsuit against LMFAO?
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Source: HipHopWired.com, TMZ.com/Image: StereoTude.com