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Drake Threatened By Tupac’s Estate

Concerning his ‘Taylor Made Freestyle’ song, Drake has been threatened with legal action by Tupac Shakur‘s estate.

After using an AI-generated version of Shakur’s voice in his recent Kendrick Lamar’s response track, the late rapper’s estate is threatening to sue the Canadian superstar rapper/writer (born Aubrey Graham.)

Representing Tupac’s estate, attorney Howard King issued a cease-and-desist letter demanding Drake remove his new song from all platforms by noon on Thursday (4.25,) or the estate will “pursue all of its legal remedies” against him. 

According to Billboard, King wrote “The estate is deeply dismayed and disappointed by your unauthorized use of Tupac’s voice and personality.” “Not only is the record a flagrant violation of.. the estate’s legal rights, it is also a blatant abuse of the legacy of one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time. The estate would never have given its approval for this use.” “The unauthorized, equally dismaying use of Tupac’s voice against Kendrick Lamar, a good friend to the estate who has given nothing but respect to Tupac and his legacy publicly and privately, compounds the insult.”

In addition to the song being taken down from all streaming platforms,, Shakur’s estate is seeking all profits from the track and additional damages for substantial economic and reputational harm caused.

In addition to Tupac’s voice, Drake also used an AI simulation of Snoop Dogg’s voice on the song, which was released on Instagram on Friday (4.19) but does not currently appear on any streaming services. 

Tupac Shakur was shot and killed in 1996 at the age of 25.

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Author: Saul Goode

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