Drake Forks Over $100,000 for Lyrics Lifted from "Playaz Club"
Published Jul 16, 2014Late last year, Drake lent a guest verse to a YG track called "Who Do You Love?" but Rappin' 4-Tay pointed out that some of the lyrics were suspiciously similar to his 1994 track "Playaz Club." Now, Drizzy has closed the case with a hefty settlement.
TMZ reports that Drake's label dished out $100,000 for the lines. This is a particularly generous settlement considering that 4-Tay never filed a lawsuit.
When Drake's verse first emerged, 4-Tay was unhappy that he didn't get credit, and he tweeted, "In This Song Drake Copys My Lyrics & Lines From My PlayazClub Song & Pays No Homage! ???" Now that the rapper has got a payout, he has apparently told TMZ that he's no longer mad about the similarity between the lyrics.
Hear the two songs at the bottom of this page, and see the lyrics in question below.
Drake on "Who Do You Love":
I got a shorty named Texas and
She got a buddy name Young JB and now you know the deal
We turned up in the studio late night
That's why the songs that you hear are coming real tight
OVO crew, nigga, thought I told you
If you a player in the game, this should hold you
And man shout my nigga Game he just rolled through
Eating crab out in Malibu at Nobu
A lot of fools putting salt in the game
Until these women get the notion that they running the game
Rappin' 4-Tay on "Playaz Club":
I got a hoe named Reel-to-Reel
She got a buddy named SP 12, now, you know the deal
We gets freaky in the studio late night
That's why the beats that you hear are coming real tight
Something to roll to, something to stroll to
If you's a playa in the game this will hold you
Mo money, mo money for the bank roll
Stick to the script don't slip in the '94
A lot of fools put salt in the game
Till where these women get the notion that they running the game