*Testimony has concluded in the copyright infringement case against Jay Z over his 1999 hit “Big Pimpin’.”
According to the AP, lawyers for the rapper played deposition testimony Tuesday from a former lawyer for the heir of an Egyptian composer who wrote flute notes included in the song. He was the trial’s final witness.
The notes, from a 1957 love ballad written by composer Baligh Hamdi, appear throughout “Big Pimpin’.” Producer Timbaland paid $100,000 in 2001 to settle a claim about its usage.
Lawyers for Hamdi’s nephew, Osama Ahmed Fahmy, contend that Jay Z and Timbaland do not have a valid right to use the song.
Closing arguments are tentatively scheduled to begin Wednesday.