Three years ago, 50 Cent decided to file a lawsuit against his nemesis Rick Ross for the use of the "In Da Club" beat on Rozay’s 2015 Renzel Remixes project. Now, per TMZ, that case has been totally dismissed by a federal judge, making it impossible for 50 to prevent Ross from using his 2003 track.
At the time, 50 claimed Ross had zero rights to use the instrumental but still used it to promote his album Black Market. "We will use every legal tool available to remedy what we allege is an unauthorized use of 50 Cent's name, identity, and trademark,” his lawyers told Complex. “50 Cent actively and generously collaborates with fellow hip-hop artists, but we maintain that this is a case of outright misappropriation. 50 Cent had absolutely nothing to do with Black Market or the mixtape that preceded it."
This marked yet another notch in the long and petty beef between the two rappers. Way back in 2009, 50 leaked the sex tape of Ross’ baby mother and later lost $7 million in a different lawsuit because of it. Their hostility continues nearly a decade later. Earlier this year, when Ross was hospitalized following a seizure, 50 took a low blow against the Miami artist.
In this case, the judge ruled that 50 does not own the copyright or master recordings for the “In Da Club.” Instead, it belongs to Shady/Aftermath Records. 50’s lawsuit was dismissed without merit. That’s another win for Rozay, and he's not above celebrating: