In news that is unlikely to do anything for the rapper’s ‘Trust Issues’, it has emerged that Drake is being sued by his ex-girlfriend.
Ericka Lee, who dated the star between early 2010 and mid 2011, is insisting that she was never given the compensation or credit she was promised when she leant her vocals to the track ‘Marvin’s Room’ (she’s the one asking “are you drunk right now?” on the other end of the phone line, in the drunken, hazy background of Drake’s confessional rap).
To support her case, Lee has unearthed text messages she was allegedly sent by the rapper that acknowledge her important contribution to the song, with one reading “U basically made that song”. The star is also said to have offered his ex 2% of the publishing royalties, again via text message.
Lee has now filed a lawsuit that demands that a judge declare her a co-writer on the track. Drake’s representation have released the following statement:
“This claim is entirely without merit and our client has not engaged in any wrongful conduct. 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.”