Drake Responds To ‘Marvin’s Room’ Lawsuit and the Use of the N-Word
Drake is currently embroiled in a heated lawsuit with his ex-girlfriend Ericka Lee, who claims that she wasn’t fully compensated for her contribution to his viral hit song ‘Marvin’s Room.’ In his latest interview with radio personality Tim Westwood, Drizzy explains the lawsuit and why he gave her the middle finger during a concert appearance in London.
“It’s more surprising, just out of nowhere because I felt like I dealt with it so cordially,” Drake tells Tim. “I’m a straight shooter when it comes to music. I think it’s pretty established that I write my own songs, I think I’ve had too many hits in my career to ever debate whether I’m doing them or not. So when somebody tries to step in and take credit for something that’s not rightfully theirs, it pains me a little … but I get it. There’s a middle finger for her every night.”
Mr. Westwood also questioned Drake about the use of the N-word in ‘Marvin’s Room’ and whether it bothers him if white people say the racial epithet.
“I definitely don’t want to be the guy that promotes the use of the word amongst [young people],” he says. “I don’t think there’s anybody that necessarily really deserves to use it. I think we all established that it’s not the greatest word in the world, but, at the same time, it’s a word that a lot of us just grew up in our vocabulary.”
“At my show, am I offended when I see people [say the N-word]?” he adds. “Nah, it’s the music. It’s for the music. So it doesn’t [offend] me.”
Watch the Tim Westwood Interview with Drake