50 Cent Sues Rick Ross For Remixing ‘In Da Club’ Without Permission
50 Cent is suing Rick Ross for allegedly stealing his hit track “In Da Club” and remixing it to promote his new album Black Market. The lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday in federal court in Connecticut, is seeking at least $2 million in damages.
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, asserts that Ross unlawfully used his music for publicity without his permission. Ross raps over “In Da Club” on a free mixtape titled “Renzel Remixes,” which is being used to advertise his upcoming album. In addition to the $2 million in damages, 50 Cent’s lawyers are also looking for a court order to prevent Ross from using any of the rapper’s trademarks or work.
This is the latest development, not to mention lawsuit, in the long-standing feud between 50 Cent and Ross. As Gossip Cop reported this past July, 50 Cent was ordered to pay more than $7 million to Lastonia Leviston, the mother of Ross’s child, for leaking a sex tape of her online. The ruling resulted in 50 Cent filing for bankruptcy three days later. 50 Cent posted the explicit footage of Ross’s now ex-girlfriend as a way of provoking the rapper, despite him not actually being featured in the video.
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