Drake’s ‘Scary Hours’ is already making GREAT impact on the charts, but it appears the ARTWORK for the EP maybe in question. Drake is ACCUSED of stealing the idea for the cover from another artist!
today I wake up to see OVO has redone one of my 2015 tour posters designed by @collindfletcher for Drake’s new single. Poor Collin is always having his style stolen😬lol BUT I love being part of a team that’s so creative and iconic💕💕🐀😆 #drake #ovo #rat #roach #simp – *Rabit – Les Fleurs Du Mail available now*
Collin Fletcher, the designer, also addressed the issue in a statement to Pitchfork. “This is a story that too many artists, musicians, and designers identify with,” he said. “Hopefully this results in a larger conversation about popular culture’s relationship to underground artists.”
But what Drake’s team is saying is that the IDEA for the cover was presented to them along with other pieces to pick from..and this is what they went with, according to an OVO insider. That translates to them seeing something they thought was cool and JUMPING on it without researching to see if it was in use already. I am sure there will be some CLOSED-DOOR discussion and settlement on this one. Both designs DO look similar and if the undergorund artist can show that he did it first, he maybe able to secure a BAG…. We will keep you posted.
This is not the FIRST time Drake has been accused of stealing an idea from a ‘lesser’ source.
In 2014,Drizzy had to pay a reported $100,000 to Rappin’ 4-Tay for lifting a large part of “Playaz Club” for YG’s “Who Do You Love?” He’s also been criticized for allegedly copying works by XXXTentacion and DRAM. “I feel like I got jacked for my record,” the latter said, after “Hotline Bling” was compared to “Cha Cha.”