It was last year that Rapper Drake found himself engulfed in a legal battle that would not easily go away. A woman named Ericka Lee filed a law suit against the Toronto born rapper, alleging that he failed to compensate her for co-writing “Marvin’s Room” as well as lending her vocals to the same song.
Based on a report by TMZ, Drake has worked out a settlement with Lee, who has also claimed that she and Drake had a relationship between 2010 and 2011. She also alleged that she was threatened by the Young Money Rapper when she refused to budge on the specifics of her lawsuit against him. Now, based on the out of court settlement between the two parties, the case has been dismissed as of February 2nd of this year.
Ericka Lee whose stage name is Syren Lyric Muse, filed the suit in July of 2011 and was subsequently countered sued by Cash Money/Universal Records just six weeks later. She has revealed that prior to the suit, she was offered $50,000 in cash and 5% of the royalties.
Drizzy’s camp responded with the following statement that rebutted her allegations against the rapper.
“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.”