Drake is reportedly getting sued by a producer, and it has nothing to do with skipping out on a bill for beats.
According to TMZ, Detail, who produced the rapper's Nothing Was the Same cuts "305 to My City" and "Own It," is suing Drake, claiming that he was assaulted by Drake's bodyguard. The suit alleges that Drake offered Detail an executive producer position back in 2014, but the hitmaker — also behind songs like Lil Wayne's "How to Love" and Beyoncé and Jay Z's "Drunk in Love" — declined. This reportedly upset Drake.
Detail says later, in June 2014, he was invited to Drake's home in Calabasas, California, with the impression they were going to discuss work. When he arrived, though, according to TMZ's report, he was hit by Chubbs, Drake's bodyguard; Detail alleges he suffered a broken jaw. You may be familiar with Chubbs as the guy who's often by Drake's side — when he's out, when he's watching an NBA game courtside, etc. He's also been the beneficiary of a number of lyrical shoutouts, including on "The Motto," "4PM in Calabasas," "Days in the East," and "Club Paradise."
There's also "Summer Sixteen," where Drake raps, "You know Chubbs like Draymond," a reference to Golden State Warriors' All-Star forward Draymond Green, widely viewed not only as an incredibly talented player, but as an enforcer on the court.
“Everybody wants to poke and jab at Drake because they don’t feel like he will throw back,” Chubbs told Complex in 2011. “But nobody around here is going to let something happen to him at any time, especially me. I’m not ever going to let nothing happen to him. If it’s going to happen it’s going to happen to me first.”
There were once happier times for Drake and Detail.
"My biggest thing this time was working with my vocal coach, just really finding a different tone. Detail is a huge influence on that as well," Drake told Vibe in 2014. "I’ve never had a vocal producer other than 40, and there were nights where 40 would leave the studio and let Detail vocal produce me. What’s different about Detail, I’ll do a verse in one take with 40; Detail would make me go line by line. It was annoying at first, like who is this guy to tell me I’m not doing it right? But when I listened to the finished product there’d be so much emotion in every line that it was almost like somebody different rapping."
No one involved has yet commented publicly on the suit.