Jay Z and Timbaland’s Seemingly Eternal ‘Big Pimpin’ Lawsuit Is Dismissed

You don’t mess with the HOV.

Jay Z and Timbaland reign victorious over Osama Ahmed Fahmy, nephew of an Egyptian composer in one over the longest active lawsuits in the United States involving their 1999 hit “Big Pimpin“.

ICYMI: Fahmy sued Jay Z and Timbaland for copyright infringement, arguing that the duo used a flute riff from his uncle’s “Khosara, Khosara” without their consent in violation of Egyptian “moral rights” laws. Jay Z argued that he properly licensed “Khosara” by providing the composer’s heirs with a “lump-sum buyout”, overturning Fahmy’s control over its rights.

After the artists testified in court last week, a U.S. District Court judge dismissed the case on Oct. 21 in Los Angeles with the decree that Fahmy had no leg to stand on.

Given that the pressure of this case was enough to make Jay forget that he owned a streaming service, let’s hope that he and Beyoncé are “Proud Parent Pimping, which looks a little something like this:

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