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Rick Ross Sues LMFAO for “Shufflin'” Lyric


UMG/Jonathan MannionRick Ross is suing LMFAO for copyright infringement over a line in the duo’s 2010 smash “Party Rock Anthem.”

In dispute is over the use of the phrase “every day I’m hustlin’,'” or, is it “every day I’m shufflin'”?

According to The the suit alleges that LMFAO’s use of the phrase “every day I’m shufflin'” in the chorus of “Party Rock Anthem,” is an appropriation of the phrase “every day I’m hustlin'” from Rozay’s 2006 hit “Hustlin’.”

The Hollywood Reporter cites documents filed in the suit in federal court in Florida as saying that “despite the slight change”  the line is as an attempt to sound like Ross and “capitalize on the fame and success of ‘Hustlin’,” and constitutes an illegal derivative work.

The suit also states, “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.” Ross is seeking an injunction and damages.

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