Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Drake Drama

via msn.ca

Drake responded to a lawsuit filed by his alleged ex-girlfriend Ericka Lee that claims she deserves co-writer credit on his song "Marvin's Room."

In a court filing, Lee states that the Toronto rapper asked her to record the song's opening monologue and hook and sent her several text messages citing her contribution and offering her a percentage of the royalties. She also states that the two had a romantic relationship that soured after the song was recorded.

A spokesperson for Drake countered that she did not ask for compensation prior to retaining a lawyer.

"This claim is entirely without merit and our client has not engaged in any wrongful conduct," a spokesperson for Drake told "The Hollywood Reporter." "Ericka Lee consented to the use of her voice in the song 'Marvin's Room' prior to its release. Lee asked only for the credit she received as 'Syren Lyric Muse,' and she did not ask for any compensation. It was only after she retained a lawyer that there was a demand for payment. Drake tried for months to resolve the matter amicably, and he now looks forward to being vindicated in court."

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