A Connecticut judge ruled in favor of Rick Ross after 50 Cent‘s lawsuit against him was dismissed and now the Florida rapper is giving away free wings to his fans.
50 Cent’s $2 million suit against Ross was dismissed in court on Oct. 4. The New York artist sued Ross in 2015 for sampling the beat from his song “In Da Club”, which Ross used on his mixtape “Renzel Remixes.”
50 Cent claimed Ross used the beat without his permission according to TMZ, but Ross’ attorney Leron Rogers said 50 cent doesn’t own rights to the song. The judge ruled in favor of Ross and said the copyright or master recordings of the song belong to Shady/Aftermath Records, not to ‘Fiddy.’ Therefore, the case was thrown out.
Ross celebrated his victory against his rap rival on social media Thursday afternoon and tweeted his free wings giveaway to fans, “💪🏾 !!!! Today @wingstop‘s on me – #boss.” The “Push It to the Limit” artist owns multiple “Wing Stop” franchises in Miami.
This isn’t the first time 50 Cent took a L to Ross. In July 2015, the “Power” producer had to fork over $7 million to the Florida rapper’s ex-girlfriend Lastonia Leviston for releasing a sex-tape of her during he and Ross’ legal woes.
A spokesperson of Rogers and Ross released the following statement on Thursday, “We are pleased that we were able to shut down Mr. Jackson’s creative attempt to establish a new right of publicity claim for use of his voice that was included in a copyrighted song. … Had the ruling gone the other way, it would have opened a floodgate of litigation.”