Drake Gets Sued by Playboy
By Ruth Manuel-Logan on Jun 28th 2010 9:36AM
Filed under: News
Rap’s flava of the year, Drake, whose full name is Aubrey Drake Graham, is being sued, along with Cash Money and Universal, by megapublishing giant Playboy Enterprises for copyright infringement.
In the beginning of the 23-year-old rapper’s No. 1 hit ‘Best I Ever Had,’ the lawsuit alleges, there’s a sample from the song ‘Falling in Love’ by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Dennison/Reynolds, which is the property of Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Music Inc. and Playboy Enterprises.
According to the court document, the defendant was fully aware or “knew or should have reasonably known that the sound recording was protected by copyright” and that “each defendant continues to infringe upon plaintiff’s rights in and to the copyrighted sound recording.”
Playboy Enterprises wants to halt the sales and distribution of the record in question, since the infringement is “continuing” and “ongoing.” Heff’s legal eagles do not want the Toronto rap star to profit any more from the record in any way.
Playboy is also requesting that Drake and his business partners account for all profit gains and pay for all costs associated with the legal suit.
It’s getting sticky. Stay tuned.