Rick Ross suing LMFAO for phrase 'Everyday I'm shufflin'

By Kyle Johnson,

Rick Ross, who just got done with a lawsuit aimed at him, has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit targeting duo LMFAO over the phrase "Everyday I'm shufflin'" that appears in their song "Party Rock Anthem."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the lawsuit alleges that it's "derivative" of Ross' song "Hustlin'" that has the lyrics "Everyday I'm hustlin.'"

Ross believes, according to the lawsuit, that "The use of Hustlin' in 'Party Rock Anthem' is readily apparent, despite the slight change from 'Everyday I'm hustlin' ... to 'Everday I'm shufflin' ... and constitutes inter alia, the creation of an unauthorized derivative work."

The Port of Miami rapper wants damages as well as an injunction slapped against LMFAO since the lyric appears on a lot of their merchandise and "is an obvious attempt to capitalize on the fame and success of Hustlin'."

As previously reported, Ross also won a lawsuit regarding the use of the moniker Rick Ross. The rapper, whose real name is William Roberts II, was sued by a former cocaine kingpin who has the same name.

Though Roberts sings about doing cocaine and used the name Rick Ross, it was deemed protected under the First Amendment as he has music about other subjects, so his stage persona is not entirely the result of the drug kingpin.

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