Last week, Jay Z and Timbaland were forced to appear in court over a copyright claim for the 2000 hit, “Big Pimpin.” Despite paying $100,000 back in 2001 to license the song from the estate (via a record label) of the Middle Eastern musician that they’d sampled, the musician’s nephew filed a claim back in 2007, claiming that permission to use the song was never properly granted by their family.

After hearing testimonies from both Hov and Timbo, U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder has ruled that the man’s nephew didn’t have the right to sue, and has officially thrown out the case. Congrats, guys!

Source: Complex

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