Drake’s in hot water over his hit single “Best I Ever Had.”The hip-hop sensation has been sued by Playboy Enterprises for what they claim is a copyright infringement in his Summer 2009 breakout hit.
The lawsuit, filed against Drake, Cash Money Records, Universal Music Group and Universal Music Group Distribution, asserts that the song illegally samples Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds’ 1975 ballad “Fallin’ In Love,” the rights of which are owned by Playboy.
Snooki Polizzi — Jersey Shore’s heavily-tanned reality barfly — has since a penchant for slick-haired, wingtip-wearing juiceheads that she’s ready to uproot her life in suburbia and move to New York City in hopes of snagging one.
But she may want to make an exception for rising rap star Drake.
A New York City concert featuring ’90s pop band Hanson and hip-hop heavyweight Drake was cancelled by Big Apple cops Tuesday after the heaving crowd swelled to 15,000, sparking riot fears. The Toronto rapper was scheduled to headline Paper Magazine’s free “Sounds Like Paper” Concert Series at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan, supported by Ninkasonik and the “Um Bop” hitmakers.
In case you’ve haven’t heard, Thank Me Later, the eagerly-anticipated LP from Canadian hip-hopster Drake, emerged online on Wednesday — a full two weeks before its scheduled release date.
Despite the negative impact the pirating nightmare may have on his first week sales figures, the most raved-about rap star in recent memory is taking the hit in stride. Check out the message Drizzy posted to his Twitter page a few hours after the leak:
“I gave away free music for years so we’re good over here…just allow it to be the soundtrack to your summer and ENJOY! JUNE 15th!”
Drake has accomplished a lot in very little time; releasing a successful EP, two hit singles, and garnering a Grammy nomination. The former Degrassi star’s current singles, “Over” and “Find Your Love,” are presently No. 19 and No. 32, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100.