Rick Ross Sued For ‘Stealing Phrase Maybach Music’
Rick Ross has reportedly had a lawsuit dropped at his door from rapper Young Muhammad, real name Ishaq R. Muhammad, over the use of the phrase ‘Maybach Music’.
Rick Ross regularly uses the phrase, and also founded a record label imprint called Maybach Music Group, and now Young Muhammad is claiming the rapper stole his intellectual property in using the phrase.
Muhammad claims that as Rick Ross featured on his 2007 track with a similar name, Caprice Music, he then got the idea to start his imprint under Maybach Music.
In legal documents seen by TMZ, Muhammad claims that his track inspired the 42-year-old’s company and catchphrase.
He is now suing for $9,999 (£7,500) for theft of intellectual property, as well as suing Roc Nation for endorsing the music group.
Rick, meanwhile, is fresh off the stage from yesterday’s Wireless festival.
He performed on the same night Drake showed up for a surprise 20 minute headline performance, which took place after Dj Khaled dropped out due to ‘scheduling issues’.