According to a lawsuit filed by James "Jas" Prince, the man who discovered Drake, neither he or Drake have been compensated by the rapper's management.
Prince's lawsuit begins:
"On or about 2007/2008, Plaintiffs discovered the rap artist professionally known as "Drake" and introduced him to Defendants to help further his entertainment career. Since Plaintiff's discovery of Drake, his career has been wildly successful. He has sold millions of records and received countless awards. Plaintiffs and Defendants had an agreement to split profits associated with Drake's success. Despite their agreement, Defendants have failed to pay or account to Plaintiffs in accordance to the agreement. In fact, Defendants actions suggest that they are attempting to oust Plaintiffs from the Drake business altogether. Defendants have also failed to pay or account to Drake. By not paying Plaintiffs or Drake, Defendants have put the entire Drake business in jeopardy. As such, Defendants are causing great injury to Plaintiffs."
It sounds like someone is trying to get one Over on our new favorite rapper!
We hope that the courts can figure all this out soon. As many records as Drake has sold, everyone involved should have Money To Blow.
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