It seems our favorite party song is saved for less joyous occasions, especially for rapper Rick Ross who has filed a lawsuit against the pop duo LMFAO. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ross claims the lyrics “Everyday I’m shufflin’ ” in their 2010 hit single “Party Rock Anthem” is a direct rip from his “Everyday I’m hustlin’ ” in his 2006 track “Hustlin’ “.
The suit which was filed reads:
“The use of ‘Hustlin’ ‘ in ‘Party Rock Anthem’ is readily apparent, despite the slight change from ‘Everyday I’m hustlin’ …’ to ‘Everyday I’m shufflin’ …,’ “
In addition to the use of the lyrics, the suit also states that LMFAO’s performance of the lyric is similar to Ross’, making it “an obvious attempt to capitalize on the fame and success of ‘Hustlin’.”
“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,”
If Ross and “Hustlin’ ” composer Jermaine “Mayne Zayne” Jackson wins the lawsuit, LMFAO will be liable for maximum statutory damages.
It took Ross long enough to file the lawsuit for a song that hit the charts over 4 years ago. The perfect counter suit would be. Hey Rick……..”Sorry for Party Rocking”!
We can’s deny the similarities, check out the songs in question
Rick Ross – Everyday I’m Hustlin’
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock