Drake sued by Playboy

The Bunny empire owns the rights to the ballad the rapper may have sampled

Playboy Enterprises is suing Drake for copyright infringement, claiming that the rapper sampled a song they own the rights to without asking their permission.

The company, which publishes Playboy magazine, revealed that it owns the 1975 Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynold song ‘Fallin’ In Love’, and alleges that Aubrey ‘Drake’ Graham sampled the track on his debut single ‘Best I Ever Had’.

Cash Money Records, Universal Music Group and Universal Music Group Distribution are also named as defendants in the suit, reports The New York Times.

‘Best I Ever Had’ helped launch the 23-year-old’s career, peaking at Number Two on the Billboard Hot 100 and receiving two 2010 Grammy nominations.

Drake‘s first album ‘Thank Me Later’ then went on to sell 447,000 copies in its first week. Representatives for Playboy Enterprises, Drake and Universal had no comment.