Drake’s been accused of stealing, and we don’t mean Rihanna’s heart. The Canadian rapper flat-out took some lyrics for his new album, or so says the musician who’s suing him!
Jazz musician Jimmy Smith has a bone to pick with Drake, or at least his estate does. Jimmy’s passed away since his song “Jimmy Smith Rap” was released back in 1982, a song Drake samples in his new number with Jay Z, “Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2” on Nothing Was the Same.
The 35-second monologue that begins the number comes from Jimmy’s own work, writes TMZ, but Drake supposedly never got the OK from the fellow singer’s estate to use it for his own project. All this despite the fact that the liner notes of Drake’s album supposedly show the song was properly licensed. Uh-oh, Drake!
Now Jimmy’s estate has its eyes set on getting the proper credit it feels is due the late Jimmy Smith — with a sizable price tag attached. How much do Drake, Cash Money Records, and the others involved in the lawsuit stand to lose? Watch the video above to find out! One hint: It’s a six-figure sum that has our palms sweating and stomachs rolling.