Drake is reportedly being sued for upwards of $300K over a 35 second clip in the intro of his "Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2" song featuring Jay Z. The monologue uses a sample credited in his Nothing Was the Same liner notes as being picked up from the 1982 song "Jimmy Smith Rap." The only problem is Jimmy Smith's estate claims permission was never given to use the sample. That could be an expensive oversight on Drizzle's part. More on this as it devlops.
Meanwhile, Drake is certainly not the first artist to get called to the courts. Read on for more circumstances that caused music stars and estates to wage a legal battle over copyrights, unpaid services and more.