Jay Z and Timberland Appear in Court For ‘Big Pimpin’ Copyright Trial

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According to report, Jay Z and Timbaland were both in court on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, for the first day of a copyright infringement case regarding their 1999 track ‘Big Pimpin’.

Baligh Hamdi‘s estate has accused the rappers of misusing music from the popular 1957 love ballad Khosara Khosara by the Egyptian composer.

Hamdi’s attorney, Peter Ross claimed Jay Z and Timbaland laid vulgar lyrics over his client’s melody without seeking for permission.

According to report, the trial will resume on Wednesday with testimony from an expert on Egyptian music who began testifying on Tuesday about Baligh’s life and influence.

Report has it that this is the second major case to go to trial in Los Angeles involving allegations that a hit song infringes on another artist’s rights.



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