Rick Ross is suing LMFAO over the line “every day I’m shuffling”, from the duo’s monster hit ‘Party Rock Anthem’.
Despite the slight change in lyrics, the line is a pretty clear reference to the hook from Ross’s single ‘Hustlin”. Not that you’d think there’s too much wrong with that, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, the lawsuit claims that “The use of ‘Hustlin” in ‘Party Rock Anthem’ is readily apparent, despite the slight change from ‘Everyday I’m hustlin’. . . ‘to ‘Everyday I’m shufflin’. . . ” and constitutes, inter alia, the creation of an unauthorized derivative work.”
“Everyday I’m shufflin’ . . .” in “Party Rock Anthem””, the suit continues, “is performed in a manner to sound like “Everyday I’m hustlin’”, and “is an obvious attempt to capitalize on the fame and success of Hustlin’. The phrase is so important to the success of “Party Rock Anthem,” that LMFO launched a highly successful clothing line, Party Rock Clothing, that features the phrase on T-shirts and other clothing items.”
A few days back, Ross finally won his court battle with drug baron ‘Freeway’ Ricky Ross, and can continue using the name.