A judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Snoop Dog of illegally using an answer phone recording in one of his tracks. An unnamed man was suing Snoop Dog because he claimed his voice could be heard on a track on the Paid The Cost To Be Tha Boss album supporting Snoop in his rivalry against hip hop producer Marion (Suge) Knight.
The man claimed the unauthorised inclusion of the comments against Knight placed him at risk, and he wanted monetary compensation to make up for that. However a Superior Court Judge Lawrence Crispo ruled against the claim last November saying the man had no expectation to privacy when he left the message. That ruling was held up last month after the man failed to appeal.