Rick Ross might want to hire a better legal team next time, because his copyright filings were so sloppy and incomplete that a judge completely threw out his copyright lawsuit against LMFAO.
Ross famously released the song, “Hustlin'” back in 2006. Enter LMFAO, which recorded “Party Rock Anthem” in 2011. Rick was furious, claiming it’s a blatant ripoff, so he sued the group.
As for Rick’s proof, he points to the hook of both songs … his — “Everyday I’m Hustlin'” and LMFAO’s — “Everyday I’m Shufflin’.”
Now here’s the fatal problem. The judge looked at the copyright Rick supposedly got for his song, and it was a mess. Somehow Rick filed 3 separate copyright applications, which were inconsistent and incomplete.
The judge made the decision Rick’s docs were so poorly drafted, he had no copyright protection, so his case just got thrown out of court.
That’s gotta sting a little…