Published Jun 29, 2010Earlier this month, it was revealed that Drake was in some legal hot water over the royalties for his career-making mixtape hit "Best I Ever Had." Producers DJ Absolut and Kia Shine are both claiming unpaid royalties for the song, but they're not the only ones who might deserve a cut of the profits. According to new reports, Playboy also deserves some of the profit.
Canoe reports that Playboy dropped a lawsuit on the Toronto-bred rapper, claiming that "Best I Ever Had" infringes on the 1975 Playboy Music hit "Fallin' In Love" by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds. The legal documents claim that Drake and his homies "knew or should have reasonably known, that the sound recording was protected by copyright."
Playboy has also dragged Cash Money and Universal into the battle, and are demanding they halt the sale of the track and hand over all the profits, as well as compensation for legal costs. No statement has been made from Drake's camp as of yet. The song in question, which does contain a familiar sounding bass line, is below.