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Monday March 19, 2012

PItbull Says Song “Give Me Everything” Protected by 1st Amendment, Wants Lohan Suit Thrown Out

PItbull Says Song “Give Me Everything” Protected by 1st Amendment, Wants Lohan Suit Thrown Out

Photo: Lohan Sues Pitbull over Lyrics

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Attorneys for hip hop artist Pitbull asked a federal judge in New York to throw out the suit filed by actress Lindsay Lohan against the Latino artist for mentioning her in his song “Give Me Everything,” according to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday.

The defense team of Pitbull, whose real name is Admando Christian Perez, said that the song is protected by the First Amendment.

Lohan objected to the line “Hustlers move aside, so I’m tiptoein’, to keep flowin’ / I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.”

The lawsuit filed on her behalf last year in New York’s Nassau County alleges that “by virtue of (the song’s) wide appeal, condemnation, excoriation, disparaging or defamatory statements by the defendants about (Lohan) are destined to do irreparable harm.”

The 25-year-old actress, who was arrested twice in 2007 for driving under the influence, also sued Pitbull’s record labels, Sony Music and RCA Music.

“Sustaining Ms. Lohan’s allegations would lead to absurd results: the use of a celebrity’s name in any work of art—such as a song, poem or painting—would trigger liability,” the rappers’ lawyers said in their brief.