Drake Dropped From Chris Brown’s “No Guidance” Copyright Lawsuit
Drake is out of a copyright infringement case launched in October against Chris Brown for his song “No Guidance.” Songwriters Braindon Cooper and Timothy Valentine claim the song is a rip-off of their song “I Love Your Dress,” which they released in 2016.
Cooper and Valentine will pursue Brown and Sony Music Entertainment in their lawsuit. On Tuesday, the two dropped Drake’s name. It’s unclear if this was due to a settlement agreement or a lack of faith in their case against the Toronto rapper.
On June 8, 2019, the song “No Guidance” was out and reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Brown’s album Indigo featured the song.
Brown and Drake defended themselves by claiming that they had never heard “I Love Your Dress,” which they described as “obscure.”
Cooper and Valentine stated that because an artist is more famous than another does not exempt them from copyright laws.
“This argument – essentially that defendants are somehow immune from copyright infringement claims by individuals who are not as famous as they are – is both egotistical and without any legal basis whatsoever,” they both stated in February. “Undoubtedly, regardless of their fame and status, defendants may be, and should be, held accountable for their infringement.”
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