Published Feb 03, 2012Earlier today (February 3), word spread that Canuck rap hero Drake was being sued by Ericka Lee, an alleged former girlfriend and business partner who appeared as the female voice in the Take Care single "Marvin's Room." Now, Drake has responded to the lawsuit, and, according to him, he didn't do anything wrong.
A spokesperson for the rapper released the following statement:
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 Lee's suit, she deserves to be credited as a co-writer and receive royalties for her integral contribution to "Marvin's Room." She says that she's got text messages from Drizzy himself that support her claim, so we'll have to see how this one plays out in a court.
Watch the "Marvin's Room" video below to hear Lee's contribution.