In what seems like news from a decade ago, 50 Cent is suing Rick Ross for rapping over his “In Da Club” beat in order to promote his most recently released album, Black Market. The track appeared on Ross’ November #RenzelRemixes mixtape.
“50 Cent’s most valuable asset is the name and reputation he has painstakingly built through his Grammy-winning music, acting, and business endeavors,” said Paul LiCalsi, partner and co-chair of the Entertainment and Media Litigation Group at Robins Kaplan LLP. “He chooses his projects carefully for the very purpose of protecting that name and reputation.
The 50 Cent/Rick Ross beef is a long one and it spilling over into the courtroom isn’t unprecedented. In 2010, 50 lost a case involving the Miami native and was ordered to pay $7 million for posting a sex tape during their feud. It’s a matter that still drags on today as Fif recently filed for bankruptcy, in part, to skirt the fines stemming from the case.