Drake pays $100,000 for borrowed lyrics

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 July 2014


Drake has paid fellow rapper Rappin' 4-Tay $100,000 after ripping off his lyrics in YG's track 'Who Do You Love'

Drake has had to pay $100,000 for lyrics he "borrowed" from another artist.

The 'Take Care' hitmaker was forced to fork out the huge sum after he copied lines from Rappin' 4-Tay's track 'Playaz Club' for his collaboration with YG on 'Who Do You Love'.

4-Tay was offended that the 27-year-old rapper had ripped off his lyrics and not credited him on the track and is believed to have approached the star's management to come to an agreement over the plagiarism, reports TMZ.

According to 4-Tay's manager the matter was soon solved after Drake's label agreed to pay the 'Problems' singer $100,000 for "borrowing" the lyrics and avoided a lawsuit being filed against them.

The news comes just days after Drake buried hatchet with his long-time rival Chris Brown after a photograph of them together in a recording studio appeared on Instagram.

Tension first erupted between the pair - who have both had on-again, off-again relationships with Rihanna - in New York City nightclub W.I.P. in 2012, when a violent fight left several people injured.

A source revealed to TMZ that the duo made a business decision to put their differences aside, as they believe they can make millions by teaming up together.

Drake, 27, has signed on to produce Chris' upcoming album, and is collaborating with him on several tracks.

The pair believe the album will be a huge hit because fans will want to pick apart the lyrics and compare their vocal abilities.

Another source told HollywoodLife.com: "[Drake] will work with anyone in the biz if he thinks the collaboration has the potential to be epic."


Well-connected Canadian rapper who had a recurring acting role in Degrassi: The Next Generation as a teenager.

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