50 Cent Wins Lawsuit Over His Hit Song P.I.M.P
Brandon Parrott was sueing 50 Cent and Dr. Dre over the “P.I.M.P.” instrumental that he produced for Dr. Dre. Parrott won’t be getting a any money and might have missed his chance to pimp Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.
Parrott statement says that he gave up the rights to his “Bamba” instrumental (which was sampled on “P.I.M.P.”) as a result of fraud. Parrott also sued producer Denaun Porter, lawyer Zach Katz, UMG Recordings, Interscope, Aftermath Records, Shady Records and EMI Music Publishing.
It was proven that Parrott granted 50 and Dre the rights to “Bamba,” so the only chance the producer had was his fraudulent claim. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero decided that Parrott wouldn’t be granted any money from the lawsuit.
“[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.”
“Moreover, assuming the truth of Parrott’s FAC [first amended complaint], as the Court must at this stage, the only plausible inference is that Parrott failed to conduct any investigation in the truth behind Porter’s statements. Thus, Parrott’s own allegations defeat his claims.”
The lawsuit was first announced by TMZ, Parrott gave instrumentals to Dr. Dre back in 2001 and Dre later told him he chose his “Bamba” beat for Get Rich or Die Tryin". The problem is Parrott was never credited in the album’s liner notes.