Drake has reportedly paid out $100,000 to Bay Area rap legend Rappin’ 4-Tay for borrowing his lyrics.
The lyrics come from the rap star’s verse on YG’s hit single, “Who Do You Love?”
Earlier this year, when the song was released, 4-Tay accused Drake stealing the lyrics from his 1994 smash hit, “Playaz Club.” He was upset that Drake didn’t give him credit, and while a lawsuit was never filed, the two worked out an agreement… sources say was $100,000.
On “Playaz Club” 4-Tay raps:
“I got a ho named Reel-to-Reel / She got a buddy named SP 12, now you know the deal / We gets freaky in the studio late night / That’s why the beats that you hear are coming real tight / Something to roll to, something to stroll to / If you’s a playa in the game this will hold yo u/ Mo money, mo money for the bank roll / Stick to the script, don’t slip in the ’94 / A lot of fools put salt in the game / Till these women get the notion that they running the game.”
On “Who Do You Love?”, Drake’s rap is nearly identical.
“I got a shorty name Texas Syn / She got a buddy named Young / JB and now you know the deal / We turnt up in the studio late night / That’s why the songs that you hear are comin’ real tight / OVO crew, n*gga, thought I told you / If you a player in the game, this should hold you / And man shout my n*gga Game he just rolled through / Eatin’ crab out in Malibu at Nobu / A lot of fools puttin’ salt in the game / Until these women get the notion that they runnin’ the game”