A Los Angeles federal judge dismissed a music producer's copyright infringement lawsuit over a sample used in 50 Cent's 2003 hit "P.I.M.P." on Wednesday.
Brandon Parrott sued rapper 50 Cent -- real name Curtis Jackson -- in June, claiming he gave up his rights to a track called "BAMBA" as a result of fraud.
Parrot also sued Dr. Dre's Aftermath label and executives at Interscope and Universal Music Group, claiming co-producer Denaun Porter illegally used his track to create "P.I.M.P." and failed to credit him.
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The labels moved to dismiss the suit in Los Angeles federal court in September, arguing that terms of an earlier settlement -- which gave Parrot royalties and shared ownership in the track -- dictate that he can't sue.
In his opinion, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero dismissed the complaint without leave to amend.