50 Cent has been sued for using a sample on a mixtape track released three years ago.
According to TMZ, The Persuaders’ Robert Poindexter has filed suit in New York over the uncleared use of the group’s track “Love Gonna Pack Up and Walk Away” on Fif’s “Redrum,” included on his War Angel LP.
Poindexter states that the G-Unit general feels as though the release of the track for free gives him immunity from copyright claims. “Fifty Cents [sic] has not denied the infringement, but appears to be basing his defense solely on a frivolous and immaterial claim that the illegal version is not being commercially exploited, but is given away for free,” he wrote in the suit.
Poindexter is suing for unspecified statutory damages and $600,000 in punitive damages, plus interest.