50 Cent and Dr. Dre “P.I.M.P.” Lawsuit Dismissed

By Sheldon Pearce.

In June, producer Brandon Parrott filed a lawsuit against Dr. Dre and 50 Cent for the uncredited use of one of his beats for “P.I.M.P” from 50’s 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Parrott claimed that a track he sent to Aftermath Entertainment in 2001, called “BAMBA,” was used two years later without his knowledge in “P.I.M.P,” and he was seeking compensation. Today, a judge officially dismissed Parrott’s complaint, Billboard reports. The judge deemed that the fraud claim was both time-barred and unjustifiable, and with the fraud claim dismissed, there are no longer grounds for Parrott’s copyright infringement claims, either.

In September, Universal Music Group and several other labels named as defendants moved to dismiss the lawsuit on the grounds that the terms of an earlier settlement barred Parrott from suing, and that he had “not pled a single factual allegation” that proved that he’d been ripped off. The judge today agreed, finding that Parrott’s claims against the label were unsupported.

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