Drake sued over “Marvin’s Room” by ‘Ex’, rep refutes claims | Music News

Another day in Hip Hop, another lawsuit… When YMCMB / OVOXO superstar rapper Aubrey Drake Graham first released his hit song “Marvin’s Room” back in June 2011 not only did it raise eyebrows due to its subject matter but it also raised questions as to who’s voice was used in its opening monologue. Well the young lady and reported ex-girlfriend of the Canadian artist named Ericka Lee, who’s voice can be heard in the message, is now suing Drake believing that she should have been credited as a co-writer on the song, a charge Drake has recently refuted.

Stating via a spokesperson to THR;

“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.”

According to reports, Drake allegedly agreed to work with Ericka Lee on on the track and would subsequently split song’s proceeds down the middle. Lee, who is also claiming she had a romantic relationship with Drake, is also claiming to have received several text messages from the Toronto bred emcee acknowledging her contribution to the track, stating “U basically made that song” and another stating, “It’s s–t without you”. Lee is also claiming Drake was willing to gave her credit as a “vocalist” on the song as “Syren Lyric Muse.” However, several weeks later Cash Money Records made its own claim stating Lee was an “employer for hire.”

Stay locked to Soulculture as the story develops.

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