50 Cent & Dr. Dre Reportedly Sued Over 'P.I.M.P.'
A producer for 50 Cent's 2003 smash "P.I.M.P." has reportedly issued a lawsuit against the Queens rapper as well as Dr. Dre and his company Aftermath Entertainment for shutting him out of the song's profits, according to TMZ.
Parrott claims to have sent a batch of tracks to Dre in 2001 in hopes of landing placement with one of the hip-hop mogul's artists like Eminem. A producer from Aftermath allegedly admitted to Parrott that his track "BAMBA" was used for "P.I.M.P.," a standout from 50's debut Get Rich Or Die Tryin'. While Parrott reportedly says he landed a settlement deal, he feels that the two parties "took advantage of him."
This isn't the first time Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has attracted lawsuits. Earlier this year, he won a lawsuit over his 2007 hit "I Get Money." In 2006, Fif was also hit with a suit over his breakout hit "In Da Club" after an attorney claimed that the rapper stole some lyrics from former 2 Live Crew frontman Luther Campbell.
Dr. Dre, born Andre Young, has also dealt with legal woes over the past few years. In 2011, he won a lawsuit against Death Row Records, where a judge ruled that Dre was entitled to receive 100 percent of the proceeds from online sales of his iconic 1992 studio effort The Chronic.
Reps for 50 Cent, Beats By Dre and Dr. Dre's lawyer did not immediately respond to Billboard's requests for comment.