Jay Z and Timbaland just won that 'Big Pimpin' lawsuit

The Big Issue in Jay-Z's 'Big Pimpin' Lawsuit

Jay Z and Timbaland have claimed victory in one of the longest active lawsuits in the U.S. On Wednesday, a judge dismissed the copyright-infringement case against the two artists involving 1999's "Big Pimpin'" before it even moved onto the jury. They were being sued by the nephew of Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi, who argued that the song contained an uncleared sample of Hamdi's "Khosara, Khosara" and that its use in the song violated Egyptian "moral rights" laws. Timbaland has maintained that he got proper licensing for the sample, and today the judge ruled in his and Jay Z's favor, finding that Hamdi's nephew, Osama Fahmy, "lacked standing to pursue his claim." Jay Z and Timbaland both testified in court last week (which led to Jay Z hilariously forgetting about Tidal), while Jay celebrated Tidal's 1 million subscribers at a concert in Brooklyn last night. Somewhere on a private jet right now, you'll find Hov sittin' on blades, sippin' that ray, because he's having a very good week.

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Jay Z and Timbaland just won that 'Big Pimpin' lawsuit
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at the Stade de France on September 12, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Myrna Suarez/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: Beyonce and Jay-Z kiss during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at the Stade de France on September 12, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Myrna Suarez/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: Beyonce performs during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at the Stade de France on September 12, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Myrna Suarez/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: Jay-Z performs during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at the Stade de France on September 12, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Myrna Suarez/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: Jay-Z performs during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at the Stade de France on September 12, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Myrna Suarez/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: Beyonce performs during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at the Stade de France on September 12, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Myrna Suarez/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: Beyonce performs during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at the Stade de France on September 12, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Myrna Suarez/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 02: Beyonce performs during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at the Rose Bowl on August 2, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 02: Jay-Z performs during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at the Rose Bowl on August 2, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 02: Jay-Z (L) and Beyonce perform during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at the Rose Bowl on August 2, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 02: Beyonce performs during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at the Rose Bowl on August 2, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 02: Beyonce performs during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at the Rose Bowl on August 2, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 02: Beyonce performs during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at the Rose Bowl on August 2, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 24: Beyonce performs onstage during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at Soldier Field on July 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 24: Beyonce (L) and Jay-Z perform onstage during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at Soldier Field on July 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 24: Beyonce performs onstage during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at Soldier Field on July 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 24: Jay-Z performs onstage during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at Soldier Field on July 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 24: Jay-Z (L) and Beyonce perform onstage during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at Soldier Field on July 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at the Stade de France on September 12, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Myrna Suarez/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: Beyonce performs during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at the Stade de France on September 12, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Myrna Suarez/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
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