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Drake Sued by Playboy for Copyright Infringement

While he may be the rapper-of-the-moment, not everyone is enamored with Young Money rapper Drake. According to reports, Playboy has filed suit against the Canadian MC for copyright infringement. The suit names Drake, Cash Money Records, Universal Music and Universal Music Group Distribution for illegally using a song that Hugh Hefner’s company owns the rights to, on his breakthrough hit “Best I Ever Had.”

The song in question is entitled ‘Fallin’ in Love’ by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds, which went to #1 in 1975. In the suit, Playboy contends that Drake’s ‘Best I Ever Had’ is “an enormous commercial success” and that “each Defendant either knew, or should have reasonably known, that the sound recording ['Fallin' in Love'] was protected by copyright. Each Defendant continues to infringe upon Plaintiff’s right in and to the copyrighted sound recording.”

Though ‘Best I Ever Had’ was one of last year’s biggest songs, boasting a memorable video directed by Kanye West, it would seem that Playboy was waiting for his debut to drop before filing suit.

Playboy “asks that all infringing works be recalled and destroyed,” and are also seeking damages for the illegal usage.

Neither Drake, nor his record label have made comment regarding the suit.

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