byÂ Charlotte Hassan
50 and Dre hit with a lawsuit, but it isnâ€™t the first timeâ€¦
According to a TMZ report, 50 Cent and Dr Dre are being sued over the 2003 hit â€˜P.I.M.Pâ€™ from 50â€™s albumÂ Get Rich or Die Tryinâ€™. The lawsuit has reportedly been filed by Producer Brandon Parrott.
Parrott alleges that he sent someÂ songs to Aftermath Entertainment during 2001. One of the songs was titled â€˜BAMBAâ€™ and it was this song that Parrott claims was used in â€˜P.I.M.Pâ€™ without his knowledge, permission or credit, with Denaun Porter being listed as the onlyÂ producer of the song.
Back in 2003, Parrot brought this to 50 and Dreâ€™s attention, and it was agreed that his production was used mistakenly, and a settlement agreement was signed.Â However, Parrott now alleges that when he signed the agreement he was taken advantage of and was not rewarded appropriately for his work. As a result, Parrott has filed a lawsuit against both 50 Cent and Dr Dre in order to seek the appropriate compensation.
Though, this isnâ€™t the first time 50 Cent has faced legal action â€“ the hit songs â€˜I Get Moneyâ€™ and â€˜In Da Clubâ€™ have previously come under scrutiny, though he managed to wriggle his way out of those lawsuits. Dr Dre has also had his fair share of lawsuits â€“ In fact Dre is currently facing a defamation lawsuit filed by Jerry Heller overÂ Straight Outta Compton.
This lawsuit however is somewhat frivolous in the sense that Parrott has already signed an agreement to settle the dispute. So the only way this case will be deemed valid, is if Parrotâ€™s attorneys can prove to the courts that he was taken advantage of, or pressured into signing the settlement agreement.