No song with undisclosed vocals goes unpunished… In your daily dose of miscellaneous Drake news, the girl from the conversation on “Marvin’s Room”, is looking for payola. Her name is Ericka Lee, and she is revealing herself to be Drake‘s ex-girlfriend, and is suing for co-writer royalties.
“According to Hollywood Reporter: Lee filed the lawsuit on Thursday in California federal court claiming the two had a romantic and business partnership between early-2010 and mid-2011. During the relationship, the two are said to have traded poems and song lyrics and discussed joint creative projects. Last year, Drake allegedly agreed to work with Lee on “Marvin’s Room” and split the proceeds. Lee says she was asked to record the song’s “hook” as well as the opening monologue that would serve as the thematic framework for a song about Drake‘s yearning for an ex-girlfriend and how his fame interfered with his love life. “Plaintiff’s contribution is highly significant to the overall work,” says the complaint. Drake supposedly acknowledged Lee’s contributions in text messages sent to her. One read, “U basically made that song.” Another read, “It’s s–t without you.”
But of course, Cash Money Records wasn’t going to take this suit laying down, and have made a counter claim saying the song was authored by an ’employee for hire’. In my the girl legitimately has a case, her voice is use, but something tells me that part of her suit now is a hurt heart and jealously. After all, Drake is out here gallivanting with other women. Hopefully they can come to an agreement, because if not, I see things getting ugly, fast.