“An injunction should be granted because immediate and irreparable injury, loss or damage will result to the Plaintiff if the actions of Defendants are not enjoined,” Boyland’s attorney, Alan S. Clarke, wrote in the suit, which also lists several companies associated with Three 6 Mafia as defendants. “Without such an order, Plaintiff has no adequate remedy at law to prevent Defendants’ continued use, exploitation and profiting from his Work.”
Three 6 Mafia made Academy Award history when the group performed "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" during the 2006 Oscar telecast. It was the first time a rap song was performed during the event. "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp," from the motion picture "Hustle & Flow," went on to win the Oscar for best original song.