DJ Absolut is Suing Drake Over His Single “Best I Ever Had”

DJ Absolut is suing for money that he feels is owed to him for Drake’s hit single, “Best I Ever Had .” The single catapulted Drake to success but Absolut says he wasn’t compensated properly.

According to the deejay, he didn’t even realize that his beat had been used for one of the biggest singles of 2009. Once he found out, he allegedly called Kia Shine to let him know about the song. This comes according to a lawsuit that was filed in Queens Supreme Court recently.

According to Absolut, Shine agreed to pay him 20% of all proceeds that came from the beat in 2008, something that hasn’t happened with this track. Absolut says Shine secretly set up a deal to get 25% interest of the song’s copyright last September.

In a recent New York Daily News article, Absolut’s lawyer Brian Levy notes that they have tried to get Kia Shine to respond but have not been able to reach him.

“Kia Shine needs to uphold his end of the agreement. It wasn’t my client’s desire to resort to legal action to get him to do it. We’ve reached out to him, but he has not chosen to respond.”
Drake has previously said that he has never met with or worked with Kia Shine.

“There have been questions posed to me the last few days about the writing of Best I Ever Had and I figured I’d take the time to clear the air directly. I have never met Kia Shine or worked with him. I wrote the entire composition in Toronto and I borrowed one line from a Lil Wayne song that he produced the beat for. The claims of 25% ownership are false and for a artist to brag about splits on a song is distasteful to begin with.”

COURTESY OF HIPHOPDX.COM

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