Drake is being sued by his ex-girlfriend over his viral hit song “Marvin’s Room“…
Erica Lee tells The Hollywood Reporter that her voice was used on the track (the voice on the other end of the phone call,) and that she was excluded from royalties and co-writer acknowledgement. The pair apparently had a romantic and business relationship from 2010 to early 2011 that included the exchange of poems and song ideas. After “Marvin’s Room” was released however, their relationship turned sour. Now Ms. Lee claims to have text messages that prove that not only was she cheated out of her rightful royalties (allegedly, he told her that they’d split the proceeds,) but also proof that Drake threatened her and tried to “buy her silence” with 4-5% of the royalties and an additional payout of $50K.
This isn’t the first time that Drake has gotten into legal trouble for neglecting to credit all of the parties involved in creating his tunes… he was also sued by Playboy Enterprises for the unauthorized use of audio on his break out hit, “Best I Ever Had.”
Somehow, I knew at one point or another, one of these girls that Drake talks about (or in this case, talks to,) would try to get their cut of the prize. Drake’s camp has yet to release a statement, but you know… as they say, more money, more problems. If you’re not familiar with the song, check out the video below: