Rapper named in copyright lawsuit

2010-12-16 07:25

New York – Rapper 50Cent made a hit song out of talking about how he gets money. Now another rapper wants to get some too – from 50Cent.

Lawyers for Tyrone Simmons, an Atlanta rapper who goes by the name Caliber, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit yesterday in a federal court in Brooklyn.

The lawsuit names 50Cent, along with the producer who created the instrumental beat for the 2007 hit song, I Get Money, and a host of music industry companies.

The lawsuit seeks damages and says Simmons had bought exclusive rights to the instrumental track, and that 50Cent and others infringed on his rights by using it.

A representative for 50Cent’s record company declined comment.

Contact information for the producer could not be found.

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