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Drake

Sued By Stylist Over Insane Shopping Bills

Rapper Owes Me $76,000

8/26/2013 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Drake
spends over $30,000 per month on expensive stylists -- whom he also flies around the country -- plus thousands upon thousands more on clothing and jewelry ... and now the mounting bills are biting him in the ass.

A stylist formerly employed by the rapper has filed a lawsuit against Drake, claiming Drake owes him $76,490 as of December 2012 ... including consulting services, hotel bills, plane tickets, and endless shopping expenses.

The stylist Michael Raphael says Drake hired him in August 2012 for consulting services at a monthly rate of $39,583 -- services that include styling, clothing and graphic design for Drake's company OVO, brand direction, photography, etc.

According to the lawsuit, the wages do NOT cover the exorbitant expenses Raphael also incurred on Drake's behalf -- dropping stacks at stores like Nike, Diesel, American Rag, and countless boutiques ... plus insane travel expenses (SLS hotel, anyone?).

Raphael even includes a bunch of receipts to show just how much he spent -- one Nike receipt was for $1,162, one for Diesel was $1,483, $714 at American Rag, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Raphael claims Drake faithfully paid his bills from August to November last year, but suddenly stopped paying in December -- a month where Raphael racked up nearly $40,000 in shopping and other expenses on top of his monthly salary ... for a total of $76,490.

Raphael is now suing Drake for the full amount.

We reached out to Drake, so far no word back.

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24 COMMENTS

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1.

Jay W.     

This guy is somebody with entirely too much purchasing power.

318 days ago
2.

samson    

Drake has a stylist??!

318 days ago
3.

Rachael    

NICE TO HEAR ABOUT SOMETHING OTHER THAN YOUR FAKE PR SPIN MAKING LAMAR LOOK BAD AND THE KARDASHIAN TRASH CLAN TO LOOK LIKE THE VICTIMS THAT THEY ARE NOT. SICK OF THEM AND THE FAKE STORIES. YOU OWE LAMAR A PUBLIC APPOLOGY.

318 days ago
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3Storms    

A raper in trouble for owing money is about as common as a rapper in trouble for beating a bitch

318 days ago
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Mick Kahler    

30 K per month on stylists?! A fool and his money are lucky to get together in the first place. This goof will be bankrupt inside of a year.

318 days ago
6.

NOT ELMO    


Drake
Sued By Stylist Over Insane Shopping Bills
Rapper Owes Me $76,000.00....................BEST NEWS !

318 days ago
7.

chicagoannie    

jeez....and I can't afford to send my son $150 for a college text book he needs to RENT for a semester!

318 days ago
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Joyce Ann DePew    

The stylist should have had a credit account to purchase for this fool. Don't trust anyone to reimburse you.
I also wish I had his kind of money-my daughter can't afford the "pay to play" fee at our high school so my grandchildren are missing out on a lot of activities and sports because of this.

318 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

$30,000 a month, over $76,000 for his personal "stylist"? C'mon Drake, you find a peen polisher for much less than that, he might not be real pretty like the last guy, but admit it, other than the top of his head, what can you see?
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Unless of course YOU are doing the polishing.

318 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

"Raphael even includes a bunch of receipts to show just how much he spent -- one Nike receipt was for $1,162, one for Diesel was $1,483, $714 at American Rag, and that's just the tip of the iceberg."
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$1,483 for Vin Diesel? When did Vin start being male prostitute?

318 days ago
11.

Los Pepes    

$30G a month cant fix butt ugly

318 days ago
12.

devil's advocate    

No wonder he is trying to hook up with Rihanna, he ain't got no money.

318 days ago
13.

Nikki    

He looks like a turtle.

318 days ago
14.

mikensnowmass    

maybe drake can get the old gang at degrassi high to throw a bake sale to help raise money to cover his bills?

318 days ago
15.

bart    

First off who in the heck needs to spend that much money on clothes. The stylist was a fool to spend that kind of money on his credit card. I bet the stylish thought he could get airline miles from his card but now he has a big bill and has to pay interest. I bet the rapper will declare bankruptcy and the stylist will get nothing. Rappers take note save and invest your money and don't throw it away like this guy.

318 days ago
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