50 Cent files US$2 million lawsuit against Rick Ross
Rappers 50 Cent and Rick Ross are at it again.
Just last week 50 Cent slapped Rick Ross with a US$2 million lawsuit for rapping over his "In Da Club" beat as a means to promote Black Market, Ross' eighth studio album.
Rick Ross remixed 50's 2003 hit on his #RenzelRemixes mixtape, which was released just a week before he dropped "Black Market" on December 4.
Throughout Ross' remix, he repeats the lyrics: "Only on the Black Market, December 4, Young Renzel."
But 50's lawyers claim that Ross has used the "In Da Club" beat without permission.
According to TMZ, the lawsuit claims: "He [50 Cent] chooses his projects carefully for the very purpose of protecting that name and reputation.
Our complaint alleges that Rick Ross has taken these without permission to advertise his own album, and violated 50 Cent's rights in the process, and we believe he should be held liable."
50's lawyers also claim that they will be using every legal tool available to remedy the unauthorised use of 50's name, identity and trademark.
This isn't the first legal battle between 50 Cent and Rick Ross.
Billboard Online reports, "In 2010, 50 was ordered to pay $7 million after posting a sex tape during their ongoing feud that featured a Florida woman, said to be the mother of Ross' child."
Recently, 50 Cent interrupted a radio interview to poke fun at "Black Market".