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Label bosses seek to dismiss 50 Cent P.I.M.P. lawsuit

Record label bosses have filed paperwork seeking to dismiss a producer’s lawsuit over 50 Cent’s 2003 hit P.I.M.P..
Music producer Brandon Parrott filed a lawsuit against the rapper, Dr. Dre’s label Aftermath and bosses at Interscope and Universal Music Group (UMG) in June (16) claiming producer Denaun Porter told him they had used his track BAMBA to create P.I.M.P. and had failed to credit him or gain his permission.
They came to an agreement, which Parrott claims he was tricked into, and he has since taken legal action because he felt taken advantage of. He is suing for copyright infringement, fraud and is asking a judge to order the accounting of the song’s profits and to give him a proper credit.
Lawyers for the labels, Andrew Bart and Daniel Rozanski, filed paper work on Monday (26Sep16) seeking to dismiss them from the case because Parrott, who is representing himself, has not proved UMG executives “ever communicated with (him), let alone acted fraudulently toward him.”
The lawyers claim all these issues were resolved in the 2003 settlement and Parrott has been collecting royalties for more than a decade. In the deal, Parrott acknowledged his contributions to P.I.M.P. were now owned by Porter and waived his right to sue.
“Parrott did more than simply release all claims,” Bart writes, according to The Hollywood Reporer. “He expressly acknowledged and represented ‘that no promise, representation, or inducement not expressed herein has been made in connection with this Agreement.'”
50 Cent’s attorney requested a stay in the case due to his ongoing chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. He filed for bankruptcy protection in July, 2015.

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