Canadian rapper, Drake, is in some hot water as he has been sued along with Big Freeida for allegedly sampling another artistes’ work for “In My Feelings” and “Nice for What”
The artiste in question is Samuel Nicholas III who goes by the stage name Sam Skully and according to the suit, he claims that his work was used without consent for the two songs.
According to TMZ, Skully is of the mind that bits of his song “Roll Call” were used in “In My Feelings” and that he wasn’t paid for this.
He also added that another of his beats was used in “Nice For What,” which Drake did with Big Freeida.
Skully is praying the court for damages from both Drake and Freeida and also from record labels, Asylum, Cash Money, and Republic.
Drake meanwhile has been in the news after he exposed a fan who tried to perpetrate a hoax that involved the rapper performing at a wedding.
According to the Evening Standard, things began to unravel after an Instagram account called @drake_wedding was created by a user named Jacob Hawk who had only one post on the page which was an appeal for Drake to come and perform at his wedding.
The user also shared what turned out to be doctored exchange between @drake_wedding and the “In My Feelings” rapper’s Instagram account where the fan seemed to be asking the rapper how many likes it would take to get him to perform at the wedding.
“1 million likes and 100k follows” on the @drake_wedding account seemed to be the response from the rapper.
Following this, the page blew up with 1.27 million likes, while the page itself got about 250,000 followers.
After an radio interview from a man claiming to be Hawk insisting that the exchange was real, Drake had to step in and expose the hoax, blasting the account on his Instagram and sharing the actual exchange between the two.
Hawk had through the @drake_wedding account had written “Hey Drake. Sorry it blew up like this. I’m a 16 year old from San Antonio and never meant for it to be like this. Huge fan of you.”
Later adding, “You can have my account if you want. I don’t know what to do.”. Drake simply captioned it: “Instagram is a disturbing place.”