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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Amber Rose's Former Publicist Puts Her On Front Street! (On Blast About Kanye West & More)

ER: Mavado Talks About Not Wanting To Be In Jamaica, Raid On His House +Popcaan Denies Threats

French Montana Explains Why He Chose To Sign w/ Diddy Over Jay-Z

Fabolous Speaks on Versatility & Evolution of His Music

COMMON REFLECTS ON VISITING THE WHITE HOUSE & FATHERHOOD

Freck Billionaire - "Who Wants To Be A Billionaire" Ep 3 [Official Video]

Give Me All Your Luvin' (Feat. M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj)

Vado Okay Y'all ft Fabolous Official Video

360 & J.Cole In The Studio

J COLE FEAT TREY SONGZ & REEK DA VILLIAN - "CANT GET ENOUGH" RMX

SLIM DUNKIN FT WAKA FLOCKA TROUBLE & ALLEY BOY "RIP OFFICIAL VIDEO"

M.I.A. - Bad Girls (Official Video)

Nipsey Hussle x Blanco - L.A. Confidential feat. YG prod by Cookin Soul

2 Chainz - Got One [official video]

Rick Ross Talks Signing Emilio Rojas & Dom Kennedy To Maybach Music

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DAVID BANNER feat. CHRIS BROWN AND A$AP ROCKY - YAO MING "LOOK AT MY DADDY".

Gucci Mane - Trap Back Mixtape (In The Studio)

Ice Cube Talks With ESPN's Dan Le Batard About Sports, Jherri Curls, Politics & Racism

Rick Ross Speaks On Pill Leaving MMG, Wishes Rapper Much Success

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Alleged Ex-Girlfriend Sues Drake For Unpaid "Marvin's Room" Contribution



Drake had a smash hit on his hands last year with the moody “Marvin's Room,” which spawned several copycat versions. Now, the YMCMB star finds himself in hot water after an alleged ex-girlfriend who claimed to have co-written the track filed a formal complaint seeking damages.

Ericka Lee, reportedly the female voice on the staged phone call for the song, says she and Drake were lovers and business partners for a time in 2010. Lee filed the suit Thursday (February 2) in a California federal court where she states that the pair often collaborated on lyrics and poems. The suit further says that a verbal agreement between the two to craft “Marvin's Room” was originally supposed to be an even split in royalties. The complaint says that Lee's contribution to the song was “highly significant.”

Lee says she received phone texts from Drake that support her songwriter claims, with one reading, “U basically made that song.” Lee was credited as “Syren Lyric Muse” for the song and the two were said to have registered the recording last July, as Lee was confirmed as the featured voice. Drake's label, Cash Money Records, filed a claim as well that said the work was done as an “employer for hire” transaction.

Lee continued saying that after the release of the song, the relationship with Drake swiftly ended and subsequent talks were said to have happened. Lee hired a lawyer last November after reported fruitless attempts on her end to make an amicable deal went unmet.

Neither Drake nor his label has addressed the suit publicly.

UPDATE: Drake, via a statement from one of his reps, has denied Ericka Lee's claims: "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."

Machine Gun Kelly Keeps it Real with Peter Rosenberg at Hot97

Charles Barkley Slanders LeBron James' Hairline

 

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