The Bay Area's Rappin' 4-Tay is still hoping to get paid for a verse Drake stole in 2014.
After an auction for royalties from Rappin' 4-Tay's song "Playaz Club" surfaced this week, his manager, Franky J, told KQED that Drake still hasn't made good on a $100,000 payment he'd reportedly promised for lifting the lyrics for his verse on YG's "Who Do You Love?"
Portions of the song royalties from YG's "Who Do You Love?," which includes Drake's verse, are currently for sale on Royalty Exchange, an auction site for royalties. The auction also includes royalties for "Playaz Club" and Tupac's "Only God Can Judge Me," which all list Rappin' 4-Tay, a.k.a. Anthony Forte, as a songwriter. Though the seller is not publicly named, in a phone interview on Friday, Franky J confirmed that it is indeed the San Francisco rapper behind the auction.
As fans quickly pointed out when "Who Do You Love?" climbed the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014, Drake's bars sound almost identical to 4-Tay's. Asked if Drake ever followed through with his 2014 promise to compensate 4-Tay for the verse, Franky J responded: "HEEEEEEEELLL NO!"