Brandon Parrott, the producer for 50 Cent’s 2003 smash “P.I.M.P.” has reportedly issued a lawsuit against the Queens rapper as well as Dr. Dre and his company Aftermath Entertainment for shutting him out of the song’s profits, according to TMZ.
Parrott claims to have sent a batch of tracks to Dre in 2001 in hopes of landing placement with one of the hip-hop mogul’s artists like Eminem.
A producer from Aftermath allegedly admitted to Parrott that his track “BAMBA” was used for “P.I.M.P.,” a standout from 50 Cent’s debut Get Rich Or Die Tryin’.
While Parrott reportedly says he landed a settlement deal, he feels that the two parties “took advantage of him.”
As a result, Parrott is suing both 50 and Dre. The dollar amount of the lawsuit is not yet known.
This isn’t the first time 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has attracted lawsuits. Earlier this year, he won a lawsuit over his 2007 hit “I Get Money.” In 2006, 50 Cent was also hit with a suit over his breakout hit “In Da Club” after an attorney claimed that the rapper stole some lyrics from former 2 Live Crew frontman Luther Campbell.
Dr. Dre, born Andre Young, has also dealt with legal woes over the past few years. In 2011, he won a lawsuit against Death Row Records, where a judge ruled that Dre was entitled to receive 100 percent of the proceeds from online sales of his iconic 1992 studio effort The Chronic.
Efforts to get a comment from 50 Cent, Beats By Dre or Dr. Dre have proved futile.