Drake sued for £50,000 by former stylist

Michael Raphael claims Drake owes him money for outstanding expenses and wages

Drake is being sued by a former stylist, who claims the Canadian hip-hop star owes him $76,490 (£49,263).

According to TMZ, stylist Michael Raphael claims that Drake hired him last year and owes him thousands of dollars for outstanding “consulting services, hotel bills, plane tickets, and endless shopping expenses”.

Raphael says he was paid a monthly wage of $39,583 (£25,493), but that Drake stopped paying this in December 2012, as well as his outstanding expenses. TMZ reached out to Drake, but the star did not comment on the case.

Drake’s third studio album, will now be released on September 24, one week later than previously scheduled. ‘Nothing Was The Same’ features guest appearances from Jay-Z and Lil Wayne plus production from Scottish producer Hudson Mohawke.

Speaking about the album earlier this year, Drake said: “This album is about growth. When I play it for people, they ask, ‘Who’s that rapping?’ I’m like, ‘That’s me.'” The album will feature a song called ‘Connect’, of which Drake says: “That one hits you in the heart. It’s painful and beautiful at the same time.”

Drake unveiled new track ‘Girls Love Beyoncé’ earlier this year, as well as three further offerings entitled ‘Start From The Bottom’, ‘5AM In Toronto’ and ‘The Motion’. ‘Nothing Was The Same’ follows on from 2011 album ‘Take Care’, which has been certified platinum and has sold over two million copies to date.