theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Bow Wow (real name Shad Moss) has scored a victory in the legal battle with a 70’s musician, who accused the rapper of stealing his music without permission and claiming it as his own — with the federal judge dismissing the entire lawsuit and awarding the man nothing.
Robert Poindexter from the band The Persuaders filed a federal lawsuit against the former 106 & Park host last year. In his complaint he accused Bow of sampling his 1972 song “Love Gonna Pack Up (and Walk Out)” illegally in his song “Still Ballin” featured on his 2010 mixtape. Poindexter says Bow took his song and made it into a vile and profanity filled track.
Poindexter originally sued Cash Money back in 2013 since Bow was on the label roster but he lost that lawsuit. Following the label winning that suit the man then filed suit against Bow Wow.
Bow had stated in the original case that the mixtape didn’t make profit and was released for free thus Poindexter had no case.
According to the docs, the singer says that Bow Wow’s lawyer and mother originally were discussing with him about settling the issue out of court. However, all of a sudden the conversations ended abruptly and he claimed he had no choice but to file suit.
Poindexter demanded no less than $400K for Bow Wow stealing his music plus interest beginning the date the rappers mixtape was released.
The case has been pending for over a year against Bow Wow. The rapper claimed that the man had no copyright interest in the song and it had been sold off long ago.
Then on May 11th, several months of the lawsuit having no filing by Poindexter, the Federal Court judge ordered the case to be dismissed and awarded nothing from the $400k complaint against Bow Wow.