Drake was involved in a legal battle with the publishing company Hebrew Hustle Inc. since 2014. The company initially sued Drake for using a vocabulary word from jazz artist Jimmy Smith in Nothing was the same. the track “Pound Cake / Paris Morton Music 2.” Last year the judge ruled in favor of Drake, finding that the sample was used fairly.
Drake subsequently confronted, claiming that Hebrew Hustle used the name and image of Drake on his website without permission, implying on the removal line that founder Stephen Hacker worked professionally with Drake. The transcript is sent to the court in the New York court on December 3. Hebrew Hustle called Drake a witness in the case; he will testify in person before the jury.
According to a new court statement received by Pitchfork, Drake’s team claims that Hebrew Hustle used Drake’s name and image on his website without permission for his “commercial advantage”. As a result, Drake and his lawyers ask for damages for "commercial value [Drake]Name and image "(i.e. Money" Hebrew Hustle ", apparently made using the Drake image), as well as" mental disorder from the onset and disorder of appropriating his name and image ".
Explaining their statements about “mental disorder,” Drake’s lawyers write: “The very name of Jewish vanity is offensive because it perpetuates stereotypes about people from the Jewish heritage, such as [Drake], [Drake] I would never have licensed my name and image to Counterclaim Defendants and was offended that they were falsely associated with them. "
Pitfork contacted the representatives of Drake.