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.