Just last week, Jay Z (Sean Carter) took the stand in court for a copyright infringement case over his 1999 hit “Big Pimpin,” and now it’s over.
According to the Associated Press, testimonies wrapped up yesterday (Tuesday Oct. 20) and closing arguments were tentatively scheduled to begin today (Oct 21), however U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder threw the case out, stating the heir of an Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi doesn’t have any grounds to pursue a copyright infringement claim.
During his stint in front of a jury, Carter showed a copy of his album Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter to the jury to show the liner notes stating they gave credit to the original song “Khosara Khosara.”
In 2007, a man named Osama Ahmed Fahmy sued Jay Z and Timbaland for using a sample from his uncle Baligh Hamdi’s composition “Khosara, Khosara” which sounds like the flute melody in “Big Pimpin” from his album, Vol. 3…Life and Times of S. Carter.
Now Jay can get that dirt off his shoulder and move on!