50 Cent filed a lawsuit against Rick Ross on Wednesday in a federal court, according to Billboard, claiming the Maybach Music Group founder improperly sampled “In Da Club” without permission.
The beat from 50’s early hit appears on one of Ross’s recent Renzel Remixes, one that touts the rapper’s eighth studio album, The Black Market. 50 and his legal team essentially contend that Ross used 50’s work as a means of promotion, according to reports, and that 50 had nothing to do with Ross’s mixtape or album.
“50 Cent’s most valuable asset is the name and reputation he has painstakingly built through his Grammy-winning music, acting, and business endeavors,” a legal rep for 50 told Billboard. “He chooses his projects carefully for the very purpose of protecting that name and reputation.”
Rick Ross is yet to release a comment.