The Canadian rapper and singer Drake has been sued by an American man who claims that the artist has used his music without permission, according to documents held by TMZ on Thursday.
Samuel Nicholas III, who himself releases music under the stage name Sam Skully, states that the rapper has edited his song Roll Call without permission or payment in his hit In My Feelings .
Nicholas III also accuses Drake of stealing music for the song Nice For What , for which he collaborated with rapper and singer Big Freedia. The man claims to have released the relevant music in 2000 in the American city of New Orleans.
The documents held by TMZ also show that the man wants compensation from the two artists and the three record labels who were jointly responsible for the release of the music. These are Asylum, Cash Money and Republic.
The Canadian rapper and singer achieved the top ten in the US with 35 songs. Only Madonna scored more top ten hits. With 38 singles, she ended up in the highest regions of the Billboard Hot 100.