50 Cent Goes After Rick Ross Again; Appeals Loss Over “In Da Club” Lawsuit
Written by KingCnote on October 10, 2019
50 Cent is not backing down from another legal skirmish with Miami rapper Rick Ross.
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.”
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.