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50 Cent Wins P.I.M.P Lawsuit

By HHL Editors

Court hasn't always been good to 50 Cent.

But it was yesterday.

In June, producer Brandon Parrott sued 50, producer Denaun Porter, UMG Recordings, Interscope, Aftermath Records, Shady Records and EMI Music Publishing for swiping a sample that was used in the Fif's 2003 hit ‘P.I.M.P.'

Back in 2001, Parrott had sent Dr. Dre a track called BAMBA, which ended up in 50 Cent's 2003 Get Rich Or Die Trying cut.

They parties had reached a financial settlement at the time, with Fif and company saying the sample was inadvertently put in 'P.I.M.P'.

However, over a decade late, Parrott claimed he had evidence that it wasn’t an honest mistake. So he sued for a bigger cut.

The judge wasn't feeling Parrot's argument and dismissed the case Wednesday.

"[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," U.S. District Judge S. James Otero wrote. "Moreover, assuming the truth of Parrott's FAC [first amended complaint], as the Court must at this stage, 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."
So we guess Parrott won't be getting another dollar out of 50.
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