Rosa Parks has been celebrated for her role in the civil rights movement, but having a profanity-laced rap song named after her wasn’t the sort of recognition she wanted.

Parks, 86, has sued the Atlanta-based hip-hop duo Outkast in a Michigan court, claiming, among other things, that the song “Rosa Parks,” which appeared on the group’s Aquemini album, is an infringement of her right of publicity and has “personally humiliated” her. Parks v. Outkast, No. 99-909883 NO.

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