Drake Accused of Stealing Artwork for EP

Drake's Album Cover


Drake's Album Cover

Precious Montoya, Reporter

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Aubrey Drake Graham, better known as his rap name, Drake, dropped his new EP “Scary Hours” January 9th, 2018 and his song God’s Plan, which has broken single-day streaming music records on both Apple Music and Spotify with 14 million plays and 4.3 million plays respectively. The news was confirmed by Beats 1 host, Zane Lowe, in a tweet reading, “Breaking Records again @Drake – God’s Plan has streamed over 14M times, breaking the worldwide Apple Music first day streaming record” He was also treated to a surprise of his own after he was accused of stealing the cover art used for his latest release.

Drake was accused of stealing artwork from another rapper, Rabit. Rabit noticed an apparent similarity to his 2015 tour poster. Posting on Instagram, Rabit showed his 2015 Communion Tour poster alongside Drake’s new offering – with both featuring thick text that is overlaid with thinner lettering. “Today I wake up to see OVO has redone one of my 2015 tour posters designed by @collindfletcher for Drake’s new single,” he wrote on Instagram.  Drake hasn’t responded to the claims, but a source close to the singer claims that OVO didn’t source this artwork and were presented it— chosen from a selection of older art.

Drake’s label, OVO, told Paper, “It’s common to be presented with a whole pile of work to choose from that is referenced off older art.”

Rabit sees that as a pretty lame statement saying,.“Their response was essentially trying to put the blame off of Drake and put it on someone in the team, and also make it seem like it wasn’t necessarily a deliberate ripoff. It was more just a matter of carelessness and whether it’s something they would want to pay attention to.

There havn’t been any new responses from the last OVO label response.