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Rick Ross Sues LMFAO Over Lyric in ‘Party Rock Anthem’

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Rick Ross and LMFAO can’t both be shufflin’, according to a new lawsuit.

Ross is suing the electronic-rap duo, claiming they lifted the line “Everyday I’m shufflin'” for their 2010 hit, “Party Rock Anthem.” Ross used the lyric first — except his was “Everyday I’m hustlin'” — in the 2006 song “Hustlin,'” which appeared on the rapper’s debut album, “Port of Miami.”

The Hollywood Reporter obtained a copy of the lawsuit, which claims, “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.”

Ross is accusing LMFAO, which includes Stefan Kendal Gordy (Redfoo) and Skyler Austen Gordy (Sky Blu), of “perform[ing] in a manner to sound like” his own track. The rapper is seeking an injunction and maximum statutory damages, according to THR.

“Party Rock Anthem” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained for six consecutive weeks. The rollicking song was featured in a handful of commercials, rendering Kia Motors America — which included it in ads — and Kobalt Music Publishing defenders in the suit as well.

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