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Both B.I.G and Rita Ora came out victorious in court after the judge decided the “Party & Bulls***” sample was fair use.
The Biggie estate and Ora were listed in the suit filed by a founding member of The Last Poets. Adiodun Oyewole claimed that they got the term “Party & Bullsh***” from The Last Poets song “When The Revolution Comes.”
Oyewole claimed in the suit that the expression was protected by law, but despite his claims the lower courts ruled in Ora and the late rapper’s favor.
Staci Jennifer Riordan who represented both defendants, released a statement after the virdict was announced saying, “No one should be able to own a phrase, especially if I am not using the phrase or words in the same way. You shouldn’t be prevented from saying ‘party and bullsh**’ and phrases like it.” The decision was actually made last year, but it wasn’t until this month that it was approved by the District Court.
In other Biggie news, in a recent episode of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, Wendy Williams addressed rumors about whether here and the late rapper actually got their freak on. Well, if you want to know the answer she says that story “will play out in her Lifetime movie”. Watch the clip belowL
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