Playboy Files Lawsuit Against Drake

YN called it early and now, Playboy’s coming for 700%. Apparently, Heff’s former label Playboy Records owns the rights to Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds’ “Fallin’ In Love” which is sampled in the beginning of Drake’s “Best I Ever Had”. As a result, an infringement suit was filed against the rapper and Universal Music Group. According to Playboy:

[They] knew or should have reasonably known, that the sound recording was protected by copyright…” and that “each Defendant continues to infringe upon Plaintiff’s rights in and to the copyrighted sound recording.”

Court documents after the jump.

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  • Sin

    Somewhere Kia shine jus let out a single tear….Glory

  • fuckkerihilson

    ut oh

  • D3ent

    Fuck playboy who the fuk still buys playboys anyway u can’t watch Internet porn and then can’t go back to playboy after u have seen a 25 men on 1 girl gangbang
    get off drakes nuts

  • Eminem Fanatics Society

    wtf playboy got enough fucking money. im sure they could of settled this shit by just giving UMG a call.. FUCK PLAYBOY!

  • iM ME

    Lil Waynes Manager will have this settled within 2 weeks, dude is a beast

  • ghoneria

    see thats why i fuck with brazzers smh

  • Sin

    Lil Waynes Manager will have this settled within 2 weeks, dude is a beast

    ^^

    Cortez Bryant is Drake manager too. And that nigga is a beast plus he merged with Hip Hop Since 1978.

    Also y would u wanna see a 25 on 1 gangbang. Jus grab a runner from somewhere and get yo homies. Beware tho beckuz u find shit about yo niggas u didn’t know. I kaught my nigga sneakin a bitch in the back, feedin a bitch a kfc meal and shit, eatin the bitch pussy. Talk about a walk of shame

  • watever

    wow. someone @ umg was slipping. a major record company should know that they can’t sample someone’s else music without paying royalities. that’s like music business 101.

  • Nathaniel

    lol there’s nothing to “take care of” as far as cortez bryant is concerned. copyright infringement is copyright infringement.

    time to pay the piper.

  • Midnite

    Just goes to show that these idiots just think they can do whatever they want and nobody is paying attention.Well guess what????Start digging in your pockets rich fellas!!

  • ddave

    And they wait until now to sue this man. Playboy of all people. Wow. They should be giving this man a tour of the mansion instead of suing this man.

  • Interscope Employee

    ddave says:
    Saturday, June 26 2010 at 4:05 PM EST
    And they wait until now to sue this man. Playboy of all people. Wow. They should be giving this man a tour of the mansion instead of suing this man.
    ———–

    he’s suing now thats its a MAJOR HIT!! lol! more money i guess I dont know..

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  • MiloD

    it wasnt infringement till it blew up and they sold so far gone…

    remember this was a mixtape but cash money got greedy and decided to sell it…

  • Black By Popular Demand

    bad move on UMG’s part… you can’t sample records without paying the creator. dumb. drake doesn’t care though… it won’t effect his pockets much.

  • Sin

    remember this was a mixtape but cash money got greedy and decided to sell it…

    ^^^

    HA.! I said that same shit when they put I’m going in on it

  • mmkyy

    who wud of thought Drake’s most successful song wud end up becomin his worst problem..

  • will

    LOL That Olivia Karma is coming bacc on this nigga see what happens when you wanna get technical and all up tight abotu small shit the big shit come to bite you in the ass how do that feel aubrey?

    Sidenote: I mean does Cashmoney pay for anything i mean everytime a artist from this label have a release a lawsuit or a unpaid producers interview comes right after it like Baby got million of dollars to spend on Bugattis and half a mill rings but he dont have the money to pay the people who made it possible to get all that bullshit in a min niggas going to stop doing work with these nigga everytime they got release a lawsuit is right behind that shit like Carter 3 no producer has got paid off that shit well not the producers who had the singles released these niggas not paying for samples damn wtf are niggas just letting him go in the studio and record for free

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  • killablack305

    i think dey already knew what dey was doing and decided to make da money n get da promotion first n den worry bout dat copyright stuff later when it come…plus it might not b hefer suing could b da artist who made da song dat need da money afta all dis time…

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