Despite Lawsuit, Pitbull Invites Lindsay Lohan To Be His Date To The VMAs!?
Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to a striped uniform. The troubled actress has been arrested repeatedly, serving time behind bars on more than one occasion but just don’t say that she was “locked up” unless you want to feel her wrath.
The 25-year-old Mean Girls star has filed a lawsuit against Pitbull for the line in his smash hit song, “Give Me Everything,” where he raps, “I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.”
According to TMZ, the lawsuit claims that the lyric “causes [Lindsay] to be associated and identified in connection with defendants. 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.”
Filed by Lilo’s attorney Stephanie Ovadia, the lawsuit also states that Lindsay is “a professional actor of good repute and standing in the Screen Actors Guild, is suing under the New York civil rights laws, which protects people from having their name exploited for commercial purposes.”
Lindsay’s legal team is seeking damages (aka money since Lindsay’s acting career has basically dried up) and an injunction to stop Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Afrojack, who wrote the song, from performing or broadcasting it any further.
In an interview with Univision, Pitbull admitted to being very “surprised” by the whole controversy. “To me it was very ironic, to be honest with you,” said Pitbull. “At first I read it, and I was like, you’ve got to be joking. I came to find out it was very realistic. When I say ‘I got it locked up’… that means you run that neighborhood. When I say ‘I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan,’ I say she runs her world, I’m trying to run mine. I didn’t look to defame, degrade or hurt someone’s career. Mentioning her on a number one record all around the world, I thought it would be helping someone’s career and also keeping them relevant. We mention people’s names all the time. Rapping is always about double meanings and metaphors.”
This isn’t the first time Lindsay has filed a lawsuit to protect her “pristine” image. Back in March 2010, the actress, who clearly has too much time on her hands, sued the financial company E-Trade, insisting that a “milkaholic” home-wrecking baby in their commercial named “Lindsay” is “a parody of her life.” That suit was settled out of court when Lindsay realized that although she often acts like a baby, she isn’t actually one.