Drake will pay big bucks to remain on cloud nine. After Wednesday's (July 16) 2014 Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (ESPY) Awards and announcing his new album, Drizzy agreed to dish out $100,000 to make amends for copying lyrics from fellow rapper 4-Tay, according to TMZ.
Drizzy opens up on "Who You Do You Love" with, "I got a shorty name Texas and she got a buddy name Young JB, and now you know the deal/ We turnt up in the studio late night/ That's why the songs that you hear are comin' real tight."
The lines reveal an obvious similarity to 4-Tay's lyrics from a decade prior as he rapped, "I got a h-- named Reel-to-Reel / She got a buddy named SP 12, now you know the deal / We gets freaky in the studio late night/ That's why the beats that you hear are coming real tight."
While 4-Tay never filed suit against Drake, he was peeved that Drizzy –– who is known to rep other rappers he is influenced by –– did not give him credit for the verse. 4-Tay first called out Drake in December 2013, when the song first leaked, tweeting, "New Song w/ @YG Feat @Drake In This Song Drake Copys My Lyrics & Lines From My PlayazClub Song & Pays No Homage! ???"
Thanks to Drizzy’s payout, things are all good between the fellow rappers.
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