Drake Files Response To “Marvin’s Room” Lawsuit
Published on March 18th, 2012 | by Oliver Rivers0
On February 4th, according to TMZ, Drake had filed an official response to Ericka Lee’s lawsuit that claims he owes her compensation for use of her voice on “Marvin’s Room.” In the filing, Drake says he never promised to pay her any money, and that “she consented to the use of her voice in the song ‘Marvin’s Room’ for no compensation.” He also denied having a romantic relationship with Lee, and denis threatening her for filing her initial complaint. A judge is yet to rule on the matter.
Now, according to an exclusive story by The Hollywood Reporter,
“Drake allegedly agreed to work with Lee on ‘Marvin’s Room’ and split the proceeds,” writes Eriq Gardner of The Hollywood Reporter. “Lee says she was asked to record the song’s ‘hook’ as well as the opening monologue that would serve as the thematic framework for a song about Drake’s yearning for an ex-girlfriend and how his fame interfered with his love life.”
So now Ericka Lee claimed she was offered a $50,000 payment along with 4-5% of the song’s royalties after threatening Drake with legal action prior to filing her lawsuit. “Marvin’s Room” peaked at the number 21 spot on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 singles chart.