50 Cent Finally Wins “P.I.M.P” Lawsuit
(AllHipHop News) Rapper 50 Cent has won another legal spat, this time over his hit song “P.I.M.P.”
Producer Brandon Parrott sued the rap star, real name Curtis Jackson, earlier this year, claiming he was conned into signing over rights to a track called “Bamba,” which he alleges became “P.I.M.P.”
Parrott also sued producer Denaun Porter, UMG Recordings, Interscope, Aftermath Records, Shady Records and EMI Music Publishing, insisting they all failed to get his permission to use his track.
The label bosses moved to dismiss the suit in September, arguing that the terms of an earlier settlement, securing the plaintiff royalties and shared ownership in the track, made it clear he couldn't sue.
U.S. District Judge S. James Otero dismissed the complaint on Wednesday.
Otero determined Parrot's fraud argument was deeply flawed, stating, "No reasonable music composer in Parrott's position could have relied in good faith upon a co-producer's statements that the composer's music had mistakenly been incorporated into millions of infringing tracks without anyone notifying or crediting him... The only plausible inference is that Parrott failed to conduct any investigation in the truth behind Porter's statements. Thus, Parrott's own allegations defeat his claims."