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Jay Z and Timbaland are being forced to go back to court!
Just one year after winning their case, the artist and producer have been forced back to court for their hit single “Big Pimpin.”
A judge ruled in their favor in 2015, for the sample that uses Baligh Hamdy’s song “Khosara, Khosara.”
According to The Boombox:
She also said because Fahmy licensed his uncle’s song to local record labels, he lost his rights, but his lawyer Keith Wesley strongly disagrees. Based on Wesley’s reasoning, although Fahmy gave up his right to be financially compensated, he still has a moral right under Egyptian law, which says if “Khosara Khosara” is used, it can’t have any “unauthorized fundamental alterations.”
Evidently, Fahmy didn’t like the lyrical content of “Big Pimpin,” because Jay rhymes about “money, drugs and prostitutes,” as he says.
We are awaiting on if a judge will take the case once again.