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Drake

'Playaz Club' Beef Settled

Pays $100K for Borrowed Lyrics

7/16/2014 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Drake Pays Rappin 4-Tay
Drake just paid a ton of respect to Rappin' 4-Tay -- in the form of cold, hard cash -- to settle a beef in which 4-Tay claimed Drizzy jacked his rhymes.

4-Tay first put Drake on blast when YG's hit "Who Do You Love" came out. Drake drops lyrics on the song that are clearly ripped straight from 4-Tay's 1994 hit "Playaz Club." 

4-Tay was offended Drake didn't give him credit on the song. No lawsuit was ever filed, but sources close to the situation tell us a very lucrative agreement was reached.

4-Tay's manager tells TMZ ... Drake's record label agreed to pay 4-Tay $100,000 for "borrowing" the lines.

Not shockingly ... 4-Tay tells us he's no longer offended.

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Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Crappers are thieves

98 days ago
2.

HumanNature    

#DON'T STEAL

98 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

No surprise here. There is no originality or talent involved in rap "music" they all steal from each other and real musicians. The music is worthless, but suckers eat that crap up because they think it's cool, which it assuredly is NOT. Try listening to some Curtis Mayfield or George Benson. That's talent

98 days ago
4.

Rob Zombie is King    

Serious question. ...I'm curious...does anyone really care about all this "rapper" news? I don't have a clue who most of them are.

98 days ago
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Sexy Stig    

Nice. Makes you wonder what else has Drake stolen from other musicians?

98 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Borrowed = stolen

98 days ago
7.

tmon3ydadjmbr    

Who cares as long as he makes good music. Drake just keep paying them off and keep making these good songs.

98 days ago
8.

KingKilla_2013    

im glad Drake handed over the money instead of making 4-tay sue. Thats shows some og triple og respect!

98 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

And without a lawsuit. Amazing and what should happen more often.

98 days ago
10.

tiggs    

Nice pay day 4 tay.

98 days ago
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MGFunk    

100k?!?! What a dumb muh'fugga. Half a Mil fo sho! Drake must be laughing his a$$ off!

98 days ago
12.

NGAPLZ    

Nice payday for 4-Tay, but I'm pretty sure that emo nga Aubrey would have lost way more money if there had been a lawsuit.

98 days ago
13.

George    

Lawsuit could of got more and the lawyers would of got a lot of it. **** it. Stress free a hundred g. Drake ****ing around and gonna get beat by 4tay lol He is a old school street pump thug. Not a video gangster.

98 days ago
14.

Jaded Muse    

Where's the other 0 on the end of that payment? If that it was a one time payment then I think drake lowballed 4-Tay.

98 days ago
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Carl Fredricksen    

"borrowed lyrics" ~ you mean theft???

98 days ago
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