A court in New Orleans ruled that Mystikal did not break copyright laws, after he used two Cajun sayings on his hit song, “Shake Ya Ass.”
Mystikal and Jive were the subjects of a lawsuit brought on by Emanation Inc., who claimed they owned the copyrights to the sayings “We gon pass a good time, yeah, cher” and “You gotta suck da head on dem der crawfish.”
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that they saying are not original to begin with and therefor cannot be protected under U.S. copyright laws.
The company makes a toy that says the Cajun sayings and had the words copyrighted on in December of 2000.