February 7th, 2012
12:48 PM ET
It's not often one can say they're looking forward to court, but rapper Drake has done just that.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the artist is being sued by an alleged ex-girlfriend over the single "Marvin's Room" from his album "Take Care." A woman by the name of Ericka Lee, who says she had a business and personal relationship with Drake between early 2010 and the middle of last year, is reportedly seeking co-writer royalties.
Lee reportedly claims in paperwork filed in Los Angeles that Drake agreed to work on the song with her and split the proceeds. She says she's the voice of the woman Drake speaks with on the track.
Lee also reportedly alleges that she has text messages as proof of the agreement in which she claims Drake tells her that she "basically made that song."
However, Drake's rep tells Rolling Stone that the claim "is entirely without merit," and that Drake "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," Drake's rep says in a statement. "Lee asked only that she be credited as Syren Lyric Muse, and she did not ask for any further compensation. 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 now he looks forward to being vindicated in court."
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