Hip Hop star Drake who recently shot his video for “Find Your Love” in Jamaica has now find himself in some legal problems. The rapper is being sued by Playboy enterprise who claim the star success is due to the use of a phrase in one of his songs.
Playboy Enterprises is claiming that Drizzy’s breakthrough hit “Best I Ever Had,” samples the 1975 song “Fallin’ in Love,” by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds (also known as Hamilton, Joe Frank and Dennison), which is owned by Playboy.
In court documents filed in California on June 25, Playboy states that “Best I Ever Had” has been “an enormous commercial success” and asserts that “each Defendant either knew, or should have reasonably known, that the sound recording [‘Fallin’ in Love’] was protected by copyright. Each Defendant continues to infringe upon Plaintiff’s right in and to the copyrighted sound recording.” Playboy Enterprises is seeking damages in the suit and “asks that all infringing works be recalled and destroyed.”
Drake became a multi platinum selling artist last year and has been signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Records.