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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Bountiful Booty: Tracee Ellis Ross Gives Us A Healthy Serving Of Some Pre-Thanksgiving Yams

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Tracee Ellis Ross Effortlessly Reminds Us That She’s Bad AF

Hello, Ms. Ross…

Tracee Ellis Ross is hosting the AMA’s tonight at 8PM, where she’ll be honoring her legendary mama Diana Ross. Everyone already loves the always peachy Black-ish star, but sometimes she just has to snatch our souls and remind us who tf she is–and effortlessly, at that.

While in rehearsals for her upcoming AMA hosting gig, Tracee posted a video on Instagram that had everybody talking. She just released her own clothing line with JC Penney, so it’s no surprise that she’s always out here killing her outfits–but these super tight pants are looking *Goldielocks voice* jussstttt right on Tracee’s  perfectly plump bawdy.

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This video is like a bag of potato chips, you can’t just watch it one time and keep scrolling. If you’re not entranced by Ms. Ross’s plate of yams with extra syrup, then you’re lying to yourself. Let the congregation sing.

 

 


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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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Dolphins’ Ross and players partner to create yearly fund advocating social justice

Miami Dolphins players and owner Stephen Ross created a yearly fund for advocacy and social justice programs, according to a team statement. The team will also honor groups and organizations in South Florida that are tackling these challenges in the community at home games.

The programs being created include: Social Justice Grant Program, Project Change Scholarship, Police Athletic League of North Miami, 5000 Role Models and Miami Dolphins Police and Youth Conference, RISE Leadership Programs, CommUNITY Tailgate, and Unity Day.

The goals of the programs range from identifying and funding organizations in need, funding deserving high school students, sponsoring police athletic leagues, and promoting positive interaction between youth and law enforcement.

These campaigns go beyond the work of the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality, a program founded by Stephen Ross in 2015.

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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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Did You Know? Tracee Ellis Ross Says THIS Baller Sitcom Was A Girlfriends Spin-Off & Shattered Cerebellums

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Girlfriends Had A Spin Off??

One very curious twitter user set off a domino of reactions from faithful Girlfriends fans after Tracee Ellis Ross replied to their inquiry. Tracee says Tia’s character on The Game had actually started on Girlfriends as her cousin.

So…The Game was a Girlfriend‘s spin-off this WHOLE time?? How many of YOU actually knew this?

We found the exact episode of Girlfriends where Tia (Melanie) first appeared. Interesting.

If your mind is blown, you’re not a lone. Hit the flips to see how Tracee shattered temples with this The Game/Girlfriends inception.


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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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