‘Give Me Everything’, Says Lindsay Lohan; Sues Pitbull Over Song Lyrics

Posted August 23, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in News

Lindsay Lohan is singing a very different tune than Pitbull’s latest. ‘See ya in court.’

Looks like troubled actress Lindsay Lohan isn’t a fan of Pitbull’s mega pop hit “Give Me Everything.” It’s probably because she’s not racking in the millions. Lindsay Lohan, who was arrested in July for thirteen days after violating her probation, filed a lawsuit against the Cuban-American rapper, citing problems with his 2011 hit song, which zoomed to #1 pop.

The actress is also lodging her complaint against the song’s writers Ne-Yo and Afrojack because of a line from the song containing her name.

The actress is suing under New York civil rights laws that protect people from having their name exploited for commercial benefit.

The lines in question are as follows:

‘Hustlers move aside, so I’m tiptoein’, to keep flowin’
I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.’

Papers from the lawsuit, surfacing on TMZ.com, acknowledges Lohan’s disgust over the pop hit. In the opening lines in her lawsuit, it states that ‘the lyrics, by virtue of its wide appeal, condemnation, excoriation, disparaging or defamatory statements by the defendants about the plaintiff are destined to do irreparable harm to the plaintiff.’

Attorney Stephanie Ovadia is the brute force behind the lawsuit, which seeks an injunction to stop all of the defendants from broadcasting the song.  It also seeks unspecified damages. 

Funny thing about the lawsuit…Lohan actually had the balls to make a joke. The court papers filed by the plaintiffs states that she was  “a professional actor of good repute.” Glad to know she’s not seeking justice from the court of public opinion.

So what do you think?
Do you think Lindsay will have her way?
Do you think Lohan & Company are seeking for profits of the song?
Should rap acts cease from using the names of public figures in their songs?
Do you think radio will stop playing the song?

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J Matthew Cobb

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