A man has sued Drake and Big Freedia, claiming the artists improperly sampled his work on the songs “In My Feelings” and “Nice for What.”
According to documents obtained by TMZ and Pitchfork, Samuel Nicholas III—who performs under the name Sam Skully—claims that Drake sampled his song “Roll Call” on “In My Feelings” without permission or payment. Nicholas also accuses Drake of stealing another beat for “Nice for What,” his collaboration with Big Freedia. He claims to have released the music in question in New Orleans in 2000. Nicholas is seeking damages from the two artists as well as three record labels: Asylum, Cash Money, and Republic.
In 2018, “In My Feelings” set a single-week streaming record with 116.2 million streams that stood until Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” surpassed the mark this year.