50 Cent Wins Court Battle Over Hit Song ‘P.I.M.P’ After Producer Claims He Was Tricked
50 Cent walked away the victor in a recent lawsuit where he was sued for his 2003 hit "P.I.M.P."
According to producer Brandon Parrot, the G-Unit rapper tricked him into signing over the rights to a track titled "Bamba" that eventually became the huge radio smash. Besides 50, Parrot sued Fif's lawyer Zach Kataz, Aftermath, Shady Records, Interscope, EMI Music Publishing and UMG.
Clearly, if the music-maker would have won, he would've cleaned up in the money department, but things just didn't go his way. In fact, the judge said that his case was shaky from the start for one simple reason.
"No reasonable music composer in Parrott's position could have relied in good faith upon a co-producer's statements that the composer's music had mistakenly been incorporated into millions of infringing tracks without anyone notifying or crediting him," said the judge. "The only plausible inference is that Parrot failed to conduct any investigation in the truth behind Porter's statements. Thus, Parrott's own allegations defeat his claims."
There's a good chance that 50 and the rest of the defendants were surprised that this case even made it to court, considering a settlement was reached in September of this year. According to one of the stipulations in that agreement, Parrott wasn't allowed to sue for "P.I.M.P.," but he did so anyway.
At this time, the Power actor hasn't commented on the suit, which is kind of surprising because he usually loves to throw a verbal jab or two whenever he's victorious.