Rick Ross Wants To Sue LMFAO Again

Rick Ross is about his business and wants every dollar coming to him. The boss is asking a Miami court to revive his lawsuit where he alleges that LMFAO used his lyrics for one of their biggest hits.

In 2015 Rozay’s claimed that the pop group bit lines from his classic “Hustlin’” on their “Party Rock Anthem.” The duo said “Every day I’m shuffling” which is strikingly similar to Renzel’s hook where he says “Everyday I’m hustling.” The case was dismissed as the court cited the aforementioned phrases are a part of popular culture and can’t be copyrighted.

In her ruling Judge Kathleen Williams stated “even if the phrase ‘everyday I’m hustlin’’ were copyrightable, plaintiffs still fail the intrinsic test. The average lay observer would not confuse T-shirts bearing the phrase ‘everyday I’m shufflin’’ with the musical composition ‘Hustlin’’ nor, without reference to ‘Party Rock Anthem’ and ‘Hustlin’’ would an average lay observer recognize the merchandise as having been appropriated from ‘Hustlin’.”

Nevertheless the following year the MMG boss tried again but the case was thrown out due to multiple copyright registration errors on “Hustlin’”. On November 15, Ross refiled the suit with the Eleventh Circuit insisting the registration is valid despite the errors since there was no intent to fraud or concealment in the process.

“Party Rock Anthem” went #1 in multiple countries including the United States, Canada, and Australia. Here is the track in question.

And here is “Hustlin’”.

Seems like LMFAO might have to cut the check. Sound off in the comments section below.

Via The Miami Herald

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Rick Ross Talks About His Rise To Success With Luc Belaire Rare Rosé

Rick Ross and his alignment with the Luc Belaire Rare Rosé brand has long been solidified as he’s been promoting the Black bottles of French sparkling wine for years. In a sit down with Luc Belaire’s CEO Brett Berish, the MMG boss speaks on his humble beginnings and meteoric rise to rap stardom in the third installment of the “Self-Made Tastes Better” series.

Forbes writes:

What was the turning point in your rise and what challenges did you have to overcome early in your career?

Rick Ross: When I was coming up in Miami, the music in the city at the time sounded completely different. I loved it, but it just wasn’t the type of music I wanted to make. I wanted my wordplay to be more sophisticated. I wanted the sound to be more lush. I wanted my music to sound like who I was and aspired to be — boss. My approach and ideas weren’t really accepted in the beginning, so I had to be patient and trust the process. That’s why the term “self-made” is something I completely understand. Being self-made is when you go against the grain sometimes. So, I began writing for other artists, and I remember sitting in the studio with a young Kanye. We both talked about our frustrations, our ideas, and working with each other. This is before we both had big records. Then, a few years later, I had ‘Hustling’ and that’s when the tide turned.

Check out Rick Ross’ full chat with Luc Belaire’s Brett Berish in the clip below.

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Rick Neuheisel interested in Oregon State coaching job

Two stints in the Pac-12 evidently wasn’t enough for Rick Neuheisel, who told The Oregonian’s John Canzano on Wednesday he’s “always” interested in the Oregon State coaching job.

“They need somebody who can recruit the state of California. That has to be first and foremost,” Neuheisel said of the struggling Beavers. “They have to go down there and find the guys who Mike Riley and Dennis Erickson got … someone who is going to harvest all that talent.”

Neuheisel has been out of coaching since being fired from UCLA at the end of the 2011 season. It was his fourth campaign with the Bruins, during which he went 21-29. The 56-year-old also spent four seasons at Washington from 1999-2002, and led Colorado when the Buffaloes were in the Big 12 from 1995-98.

Oregon State is set to finish the season under interim coach Cory Hall, who didn’t seem impressed with Neuheisel declaring his interest in the job.

The Beavers, who had Gary Andersen step down as head coach on Oct. 9, are preparing to take a 1-7 record into a Saturday affair with Cal.

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Rick Pitino Asked Shady adidas Plug For Yeezys, Officially Fired By Louisville

Rick Pitino was formally fired by Louisville as the men’s basketball team’s head coach today (Oct. 16). Perhaps more interesting are texts that led to his ouster, which included a request for adidas Yeezys. 

Af for getting canned, TMZ reports:

Rick Pitino has officially been FIRED by UL … less than 3 weeks after he was put on unpaid administrative leave over his suspected involvement in the NCAA bribery scandal.

The University of Louisville Athletic Association today voted to fire Pitino — a Hall of Famer who coached the school’s basketball teams since 2001 — for “just cause.”

As we previously reported, UL prez Greg Postel fired off a letter to Pitino last month … saying the school believed evidence from the FBI investigation incriminated the coach.

This is where the salacious, to say the least, allegations come in. Investigators have texts that Pitino sent an adidas rep with special requests.

One of those texts include horrid misspellings of the shoe that helped adidas hop over the Jumpman. Pitino was connected to Jim Gatto, the adidas exec arrested by the Feds for his alleged role in bribing blue-chip basketball players to sign with certain college basketball powerhouses.

It seems that Gatto was the plug for Pitino’s Yeezys.

Reports Business Insider:

ESPN reported on Monday that Pitino said in an affidavit that he “had no part — active, passive, or through willful ignorance — in the conspiracy described in the complaint.”

Documents released to reporters by Pitino’s attorney, however, show that the coach and Gatto were in touch. Pitino says they never discussed improperly paying a player to come to Louisville, which would violate NCAA rules.

In the documents, obtained by Spectrum Sports reporter Lyndsey Gough, Gatto and Pitino apparently discuss the former Louisville player Terry Rozier via text message. Pitino also asks whether Gatto can get him a pair of sneakers from Kanye West’s sneaker brand Yeezy, which both men misspell.

“Thx Jim -excited about this team -can u give me those white with black stripes Yeesys,” Pitino texted Gatto, the documents show.

“Working on that color of Yezzy’s,” Gatto responded. “There is a newer all white pair as well that might be easier for me to get.”

When using spell check goes wrong?

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Rick Ross Threatens Birdman Via Snapchat, Tells Him To Pay Lil Wayne

Rick Ross has been quite firm in standing up for his friend, Lil Wayne, and the ongoing dispute the Young Money captain has with Cash Money Records honcho, Brian “Birdman” Williams. The Maybach Music Group boss took to Snapchat to firmly check Birdman with demands he gives Weezy owed monies, all while throwing a veiled threat in the mix too.

“Boy, you a year late, and five years late paying that man his money. Pay that man his money,” Ross in the short clip. “We know you ain’t right. Stop with the jokes, n*gga. Bring that sh*t.”

The clip switches to Ross pointing the phone camera to a blue sky where he said, “that’s what’s so beautiful about life, ain’t no ceilings. You go far as you want to go. Have no fear. All that talking sh*t, all that sh*t don’t work around here, baby. We’ll put you in check, n*gga, We’ll put you somewhere else.”

Yikes.

Watch Rick Ross giving Birdman that verbal smoke in the clip below. Hopefully, this doesn’t escalate past talk.

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Rick Ross “Santorini Greece,” DJ Kay Slay ft. Papoose, Mysonne, and AZ “Story Of My Life” & More | Daily Visuals 9.14.17

In case you ain’t know, Rick Ross does things big, b.

For his video to “Santorini Greece,” the Bawse heads overseas to the island in the Aegean sea where he kicks a confession in a old church and has a few women give him a much needed massage on a yacht. Most rappers would’ve just went to a Greek restaurant, but y’all know Ross spares no expense to let everyone know he’s that dude.

Back in Brooklyn DJ Kay Slay brings together some OG’s when he has Papoose, Mysonne and AZ kick some of that good ol’ block flavor in the clip to “Story of My Life.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Trae Tha Truth, DJ Envy featuring Fetty Wap and DJ Slink, and more.

RICK ROSS – “SANTORINI GREECE”

DJ KAY SLAY FT. PAPOOSE, MAYSONNE & AZ – “STORY OF MY LIFE”

TRAE THA TRUTH – “TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT (HOUSTON HURRICANE HARVEY DEDICATION)”

DJ ENVY FT. FETTY WAP & DJ SLIINK – “TEXT UR NUMBER”

RICH THE KID – “COOKIES & SHERBERT”

MADCHILD – “CORLEONE”

SYLVAN LACUE – “SELFISH”

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