Drake Settles Lawsuit With Woman From "Marvin's Room"

Drake puts an end to his legal battle with a woman who says her voice was illegally used on "Marvin's Room."

Last year, Drake found himself in the legal crosshairs after a woman named Ericka Lee sued the rapper for failing to compensate her for co-writing and lending her vocals to "Marvin's Room."

According to TMZ, Drizzy has settled the suit with Lee, who also claimed that they had a relationship between 2010 and '11. She said that he threatened her when she didn't budge on her lawsuit and denied her allegations. Now, the case was dismissed on February 2nd, and it is unclear if the settlement was financial.

Lee, whose stage name is Syren Lyric Muse, initially filed suit in July 2011 and received a counter-suit from Cash Money/Universal Records six weeks later. She said she was offered a $50,000 payment in conjunction with four-to-five percent of royalties prior to filing suit.

Drake's camp responded shortly after, issuing a statement that dismissed her allegations. "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," said the rep. "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."

In February 2012, the rapper said that he never said he would pay her and that "she consented to the use of her voice in the song 'Marvin’s Room' for no compensation." He also said that they did not have a romantic relationship.

Drake, who recently won Best Rap Album for Take Care at the 2013 Grammy Awards, is prepping the release of his third studio album Nothing Was the Same.

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7 Comments

  • Anonymous

    The funny thing is if Drake was right in front of your face you'd be too scared to say a thing.

    • rell

      LMAO STFU !! Speak for yourself !! Just because you think Drake is intimidating doesnt mean everyone else does... Drake is prolly the softest nigga in the game right now

    • Anonymous

      no one scared of aubrey, maybe his bodyguards but not wheelchair jimmy

  • drake

    from my new album the opening verse yo you know my name is drake and i be with the dread and the tatoos on his head and rick ross working for the feds, yo i dreamt i made rain, but woke up and had wet the bed, i got it all over rhihanna so i gave her my bobby banana, and i told chris brown and u know that started drama,like the dj, yeah ive been gay, my album was called take care coz im that queer, my new new one is called nothing was the same, coz noones been this lame, ya im unique and im weird, snacking on dorrittos out of ricky's beard, yea you know the ones with extra cheese, im irratating niggas likea dog with fleas, i took my sheets to the laundramat cause they were covered with weese, and disease, im allergic to realshit it makes me sneeze, and my phleghm is green, just like my bentley, weezy let me stay in his basement rent free, all i gotta do is write all his hits and check his hair for nits, you know im faker than nicki's tits, her ass is real tho, she tried to club me death like a seal yo, but uh im canadian and we dont play that, so i gotta grenade and threw it at her maybach, all ya'll better remember the name, its aubreezzy drizzy, and nothing was the same

  • Tiffany

    I forgot all about that case, I bet Drake will be more careful next time. Y'all should checkout www.thegrandreport.com too, they usually have some good reads on there as well

  • Anonymous

    Fucked up in the pen, now it's ninety-fo Back in LA, and I'm bailin' in the dough Everybody, now I gotta start from scratch So where to work at, and niggas smirk at Me say ain't nuttin' poppin from here to the LB What you tell me? No it ain't crack, and everybody's jackin' for a coupe Cuz, they sent in the troops Even tho I got muscle, that ain't my hustle Takin' niggas shit in a tussle No skills to pay the bills Takin' 'bout education to battle inflashion No college degree, just a dumb ass G (Yeah you Nigga, who me?) I got a baby on the way, damn it's a mess Have you ever been convicted of a felony? Yes Took some advice from my Uncle Fester All dressed up in polyester Welcome to McDonalds may I please help you? Shit, what can I do?

    • Your Name

      My cock aches For babies and peppered steaks I rape faces and stack paper cheese baby please, show me the CarFax

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