According to reports, Rick Ross won the latest round in an ongoing legal battle against 50 Cent over the 2003 single, “In the Club.” Fif reportedly failed at his third try at suing the Maybach Music boss for copyright infringement after the case was thrown out in 2018.
The Second Circuit court of appeals ruled to uphold the previous ruling, last Wednesday (Aug. 19). Rozay allegedly celebrated the win by laughing at his longtime rival, Hot 97 reports.
In 2015, Fif filed a $2 million lawsuit against Ross after he rapped over the beat to “In the Club” for his #RenzelRemixes mixtape in promotion of his Black Market 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,” the Queens native’s attorney told Billboard in 2015. “He chooses his projects carefully for the very purpose of protecting that name and reputation.”
The legal team went on to say that Ross unlawfully used the song “to advertise his own album, and violated 50 Cent’s rights in the process, and we believe he should be held liable.”
Ross and 50 Cent have been feuding, in one way or another, since around 2009. The battle includes Fif being ordered to pay the “Pinned to the Cross” rapper’s baby’s mother, Lavonia Levins, $7 million for leaking her sex tape with a former boyfriend to get back at Ross. Fif has yet to pay out the settlement. In fact, he’s suing the lawyers who represented him in the case for malpractice.