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Drake

I Didn't Promise

'Marvin's Room' Girl a Dime

3/18/2012 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Rapper Drake thinks the woman who is suing him for royalties from his hit song "Marvin's Room" is entitled to the amount of money she's already received --- zero dollars and zero cents. 

Ericka Lee -- who provided the voice of the girl on voicemail for the song -- filed a lawsuit last month claiming Drake promised a co-writing credit and split of the profits on the hit song ... as well as claiming Drake sent her texts saying the song was "s**t without you."

Drake filed his response last week, saying he never promised her a dime and that "she consented to the use of her voice in the song 'Marvin’s Room' for no compensation."

Drake also says the two never had a romantic relationship, as she claims, and he never threatened her over her complaints about getting paid for the song. 

A judge has yet to rule.

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1.

myopinion    

If she signed a consent to use the voice mail without pay then she gets nothing.

947 days ago
2.

Phreaky    

Dear Drake, you didn't have to include the part about "the two never had a romantic relationship" - no one would believe you did anyway. She's not your type, she doesn't have a peen.

947 days ago
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Tigers Wood    

Only sheep would pay money to hear this crap song. He may make zero also on this like her.
Just sayin.

947 days ago
4.

mebrat24    

what's with all the spam?

947 days ago
5.

Deviant    

Co-writing credit... lmao.

947 days ago
6.

tshirtwoman    

Why didn't she figure all this out before she did the job?

947 days ago
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I am Spartacus    

even though the song sucks she still does deserve to be paid for being on it. HOWEVER, if she didn't get some sort of legal binding contract or agreement before-hand then it's her own damn fault.

947 days ago
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TexasBlonde    

Drake needs to do the right thing and pay her. Unless she came up with the words for the email, I do think co-writing credit is too much of a stretch. I am sure Drake would not like his record label to decide out of the blue to not pay him. He needs to do the right thing and pay her.

What is up with all the spam?

947 days ago
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shaheem    

She's a fool. always get your paper work in order. she fell for a verbal contract,he told her he was going to give her some money and she fell for it. what a dumb broad. am not a Fan of his, but i heard the song, and her role in it was actually important.

947 days ago
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ohboy    

You people are insane. She had a taling part that had nothing to do with the structural integrity of the song. Matter of fact, it was a freaking intro. She does NOT deserve to get paid. It had no effect on the verse or chorus of the music. In other words, without her, the song will still sound the same.

947 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

I understand that she doesn't get a dime until she tattoo's his name on her forehead and grows a peen and a ball sac.

947 days ago
12.

Tonya P    

She never signed anything, therefore, she won't get anything!
It is common sense. She should have known to sign LEGAL do***ents first. Also, she did it for free b/c if not......he could have asked another chick.

947 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

The good news - We can't understand a word this bimb says.
The bad news - We can understand most of the words this idiot auto-tunes.

947 days ago
14.

hrg    

Well dam!

947 days ago
15.

itsnoise    

You never hear of these guys underpaying people. They think the song came out of their butt with no help from any backup singers. Did they pay the studio for studio time? Did the manager get paid?

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