Rick Ross Accuses LMFAO Of Copping 'Hustlin'' Lyrics

Law360, Los Angeles (January 2, 2014, 9:23 PM EST) -- Dance music duo LMFAO's smash hit "Party Rock Anthem" copied a hook from rapper Rick Ross' own hit song "Hustlin'," Ross alleged Tuesday in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed in Florida federal court. 

Ross, along with "Hustlin'" co-writers and producers Andrew Harr and Jermaine Jackson, claim LMFAO stole the lyric "Every day I'm hustlin'" from their song and slightly modified it to "Every day I'm shufflin'" for use in "Party Rock Anthem." 

"'Party Rock Anthem' ... contains a qualitatively distinct, important and original portion of 'Hustlin’,'"...
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Roberts, II et al v. Gordy et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-24700

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Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Kathleen M. Williams

Date Filed

December 31, 2013

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