Looks like Drake’s drunk-dialing scored him a hit but also may end up costing him more than any other man in known history. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a woman named Ericka Lee, claiming to be the rapper’s ex, says she’s owed a check for her vocals being used on “Marvin’s Room.” She’s the voice heard in the song’s monologue and, according to her claims, Drake acknowledged her contributions via text messages, which she has saved. Reportedly, they read “U basically made that song” and “It’s shit without you.” Apparently, she was credited on the song but hasn’t received a check. So what’s next? Yep, she filed a claim in July.
“Drake purportedly gave Lee credit as a “vocalist” on the song as “Syren Lyric Muse.” Additionally, the parties are said to have registered the sound recording at the U.S. Copyright Office. On July 11, Lee made a claim there, saying “My works and voice are used on this work.” About six weeks later, Drake’s label, Cash Money Records made its own claim, saying that the song authored was an “employer for hire.”
“Lee reports that after the song was released, their relationship ended and got ugly fast. The two discussed meeting in Los Angeles, but it never happened. According to the complaint, Drake later sent a text message to Lee that offered her 2 percent of “publishing royalties.”
“By November, Lee hired a lawyer, which allegedly caused Drake to make threatening phone calls. “What the f–k is your problem?” he said to her, according to the complaint, then offering her “4-5%” of publishing monies plus a $50,000 payout to go away.”
With YMCMB’s track record for shiesting producers, I doubt a mumbling ex is going to get a dime but we’ll see how it plays out.