50 Cent has reportedly filed a lawsuit in federal court against Rick Ross for using his vocals from his 2003 hit “In Da Club” for his latest Renzel Remixes series, released Nov. 27th.
According to TMZ, 50 claims that Ross’ Renzel Remixes series helped launch his latest album Black Market, and that his remix over “In Da Club” in particular, drove album sales up.
50 Cent’s publicist sent a statement to Billboard saying it was a matter of protecting the artist’s reputation.
“Our complaint alleges that Rick Ross has taken [50 Cent’s name and reputation] without permission to advertise his own album, and violated 50 Cent’s rights in the process, and we believe he should be held liable,” the statement said.
50 Cent and Rick Ross have feuded before, with 50 Cent paying $7 million for leaking a sex tape said to feature the mother of Rick Ross’ child. During that litigation 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy.