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West + Dash took to Instagram back in 2015 saying this about the movie:
“Generations of real fighters sticking together for the whole world to see…this was always the plan but shit is real and where not doing any bubble gum shit and I hope the whole world sees this and wants to do the same thing…stay tuned.”
Fast forward to now. After they release the film they got hit with a lawsuit by New York-based duo Loisaidas. However, today the duo have learned going up against the big dawgs doesn’t pay off regardless of the duo’s name!
In April, 2015, singer Michael Medina, one half of New York-based duo Loisaidas, hit the “Stronger” hitmaker and rap mogul Damon Dash with an infringement lawsuit over their movie “Loisaidas” – a nickname for New York City’s Lower East Side neighborhood.
Medina claimed West and Dash were infringing on and devaluing his act’s name due to the violence and drug dealing themes in the movie, but on yesterday (July 14), U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest sided with the Hip-Hop heavyweights and dismissed Medina’s complaint, citing artistic relevance.
According to documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Forrest ruled Medina’s suit is “devoid of concrete allegations” West and Dash suggested the Latin duo produced the film, since the movie clearly and prominently promoted the project with “Executive Producers Damon Dash and Kanye West.”
She added Medina is “entitled to protect his duo’s trademark, but not by staking his claim to a pre-existing term and then attempting to remove all expressive, non-explicitly-misleading uses from public circulation.”
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