Drake and Big Freedia are being sued, the lawsuit claims the artists improperly sampled the work on the songs “In My Feelings” and “Nice for What,”.
Samuel Nicholas III, a musician who goes by the name Sam Skully, is alleging that a beat of his was sampled on the popular track. Skully claims that the sample in question was taken from his song “Roll Call,” which he says was originally released back in 2000. The musician, who’s from New Orleans, is also claiming that he was never contacted about the alleged sample. “In My Feelings” was produced by TrapMoneyBenny and BlaqNmilD.
Nicholas is reportedly seeking damages from the two artists as well as three record labels: Asylum, Cash Money, and Republic.
In 2018, “In My Feelings” set a single-week streaming record with 116.2 million streams that stood until Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” surpassed the mark this year.