Drake files reponse to “Marvin’s Room” unpaid compensation lawsuit [News]
Canoe.ca’s Jam! Showbiz section posted an update on the lawsuit against Drake relating to his track “Marvin’s Room” and unpaid royalties. Check out more info after the jump.
Toronto, ON – Rapper Drake has broken his silence about an ongoing royalties row over a phone chat recording in hit song “Marvin’s Room.”
Drake’s representative has already called the lawsuit Ericka Lee filed in February “frivolous” and “entirely without merit” and now the rapper is having his say as a Los Angeles judge decides whether the matter should go to court.
Lee, who claims to be Drake’s ex-girlfriend, is suing the hitmaker for cash she insists she is owed for allowing the hip-hop star to use her voice on the record.
In her suit, Lee alleges she was asked to record the song’s hook and its famous opening monologue, but the hitmaker simply listed her as Syren Lyric Muse.
Speaking to WENN last month, Drake’s rep said, “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.”
The rap star filed his response last week, insisting Lee “consented to the use of her voice in the song Marvin’s Room for no compensation.”
Drake also insists he never had a romantic relationship with Lee.