Drake Accused Of Stealing Artwork For His New Single

Producer Rabit says Drake's EP art looks suspiciously similar to one of his old tour posters.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Drake surprised his fans on Friday by dropping the two-track EP Scary Hours without warning, but the "Hotline Bling" rapper was treated to a surprise of his own after he was accused of stealing the cover art used for his latest release.

Houston-based producer Rabit made the claim, Billboard reports, alleging that the Scary Hours EP cover art bears a striking resemble to a poster from his 2015 Communion Tour. He posted a side-by-side comparison on Instagram as proof, showing the graphics used for his 2015 poster, illustrated by artist Colin Fletcher, alongside the cover of Drake's latest EP.

"Today I wake up to see OVO has redone one of my 2015 tour posters designed by @collindfletcher for Drake's new single," Rabit wrote in the caption.

Read his full post below.

Rabit also addressed the situation in a statement to Pitchfork, saying, "This is a story that too many artists, musicians, and designers identify with. Hopefully this results in a larger conversation about popular culture's relationship to underground artists."

OVO later addressed the controversy in a statement to Billboard, explaining, "OVO didn't source this artwork, they were presented it — it's common to be presented with a whole pile of work to choose from that is referenced off older art."

[Photo: Getty Images]

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