Rick Ross Files Lawsuit Against ‘Party Rock’ Rockers LMFAO

Published: Friday 3rd Jan 2014 by David

‘Island Def Jam’ rapper Rick Ross has filed a lawsuit against ‘Champagne Showers’ duo LMFAO this week, suing the pair over a lyric used in their signature hit ‘Party Rock Anthem.’

Full story below…

According to Ross, the number’s ‘Everyday I’m Shufflin‘ was derived from his ‘Everyday I’m Hustlin’, which features in his 2006 released jam, ‘Hustlin.’

Joining forces with the cut’s composer –Jermaine Jackson– to take on the Pop duo, Ross filed the suit a Florida federal court, claiming the supposedly similar nature of both lines was an intentional attempt by LMFAO to capitalise on ‘Hustlin‘s success…without seeking the necessary permission to do so.

The Hollywood Reporter adds:

“Rick Ross, who just last week gained a First Amendment victory in a dispute with famed drug dealer “Freeway” Ricky Ross, says that LMFAO has shuffled off with a qualitatively distinct, important and original portion of his own song. He says “Party Rock Anthem” has not only sold 7.5 million copies, but also has been licensed for numerous 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.”

According to Ross’ representatives at ‘Gray Robinson – Attorneys at Law‘, the lyricist’s decision to file this suit comes after numerous attempts to warn the pair about the alleged infringement. Alas, this was to no avail and has prompted the ‘Monster’ performer to seek an injunction and maximum statutory damages.

LMFAO– who are currently on a hiatus- are yet to respond.

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  1. Breunte M January 3, 2014

    I want to know why he waits till now to file a lawsuit. …. what he just heard the song ….. He references slot of people in some of his rap music

  2. oh oh January 3, 2014

    In all honesty I do not think it is a stretch. If you listen to the line they have clearly copied rick ross hustlin – and made it somewhat of a parody. They did it far to obviously. And people saying why did it take so long, maybe the law suit was filed ages ago, but it only being brought to court now. Sometimes these things can take years.

    I am just disappointed. Rick ross references people all the time. So he should have let this slide.

  3. h2o January 3, 2014

    And I’ll give him a bj when he wins

  4. Stephy Tha Lambily January 3, 2014

    H2O, you would give Rick Ross a blow job? Ewwww, have fun searching for his penis threw all that fat.

  5. dark horse January 3, 2014

    that song is like two years old..

  6. CzarM January 3, 2014

    I kinda/sorta see where he’s coming from. They absolutely did blatantly hijack that line from his song and turned it into something silly. However, it’s just a line…it’s not like they sampled his music. I don’t know if I can fully support a copyright infringement claim that’s based solely on the reuse of single line. Seems petty.

  7. BEYHIVE_MINAJ January 3, 2014

    So he waits till NOW?

  8. baby blanco January 3, 2014

    Rick is wack are you just hearing this old ass song for the first time or what ?? smh boy bye your bored.

  9. suga&spice January 3, 2014

    Officer Ricky need to take his ads on somewhere. How u gonna talk and u stole somebody name and whole identity.Please be _/ _/ _/.

  10. Mark111 January 3, 2014

    Ross is the last person that should be talking about steeling. Rick Ross (the real guy) took the rapper to court over taking his name and the rapper sat there and act like he never heard of the real Rick Ross who was a real know drug dealer in Florida. But LMFAO should pay up. I’m surprised it took this long.

  11. macfac2013 January 3, 2014

    a lot of times lawsuits can take years to materialize. for example, will.i.am had to sue chris brown to get his publishing for work he did several albums ago. there’s so much research that has to be done and you gotta wait until all the money that’s recoupable has been racked up before you make a legitimate case. that party rocker song was huge!!! if rick ross woulda sued when it first came out, there’d be no point cuz he would only make a few thousand dollars. he’s smart to wait til now cuz if he wins, he’ll get millions!!!

  12. Navy nick January 3, 2014

    I just dont get these kind of lawsuits, child boo

  13. alexis January 3, 2014

    You dont need permission to make a parody “if thats what they werr doing”. I think they were just being funny and they were not trying ti steal his song, and why wait til years later. He didn’t beenw have this filed, we would of been knew about it. Rick Ross really just needs to shut up and keep making songs about selling drugs and raping girls

  14. tay January 3, 2014

    Party Rock Anthem – 626 million views on Youtube
    Hustlin – 26 million views on Youtube

    LMFAO at this fake gangsta

    The only reason Hustlin even got spread around was because of Katt Williams skit on the song.

  15. Zam Zhinga January 4, 2014

    I think Rick Ross could win this case. He clearly has ‘ownership’ of that line since he writes his own music. The group used the likeness of it and started a CLOTHING LINE with the saying… slightly altered–he may get some MONEY out of this one..

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