This new year is rather off to a bad star for both Drake and LMFAO, who were both hit with copyright suits for unauthorized used of another artists lyrics.
Last Monday, “Young Money” rapper Drake was accused of copying MC Rappin’ 4-Tay lyrics from [Tay’s] 1994 ‘Playaz Club’ single for his opening intro on ‘Who Do You Love’ featuring YG.
Tay, who is not happy with Drake swiping his lyrics without giving him credit, took to his Twitter account and called out Drizzy, tweeting; “New Song w/ @YG Feat @Drake In This Song Drake Copys My Lyrics & Lines From My PlayazClub Song & Pays No Homage!???”
Tell us if you see the similarities here:
“I got a ho 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/ Somethin’ to roll to, somethin’ to stroll to/ If you’s a playa in the game this will hold you/ Mo money mo money for the bank roll/ Stick to the script don’t slip in the nine-fo/ A lot of fools put salt in the game/ Till when these women get the notion that they runnin’ the game.”
Drizzy’s alleged stolen lyrics:
“I got a shorty named Texas Sin/ She got a buddy named Young JB and now you know the deal/ We turnt up in the studio late night/ That’s why the songs that you hear comin’ real tight/ OVO crew, n***a, thought I told you/ If you a player in the game, this should hold you/ And man shout my n***a/ Game he just rolled through/ Eatin’ crab out in Malibu at Nobu/ A lot of fools puttin’ salt in the game/ Until these women get the notion that they runnin’ the game.”
You can also listen to both tracks below:
Rick Ross is suing LMFAO over their 2010 hit single Party Rock Anthem claiming their use of the phrase Everyday I’m Shuffling in the chorus is a blatant rip-off from his 2006 single ‘Hustlin‘ off his debut album Port of Miami. You can read more HERE.