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Drake removes Kendrick Lamar’s diss track from Tupac Shakur’s estate amid outrage! | BANG Showbiz English

Drake has removed his Kendrick Lamar ‘diss track’ amid outrage from the estate of Tupac Shakur, who used AI to recreate the slain rapper’s voice.

The 37-year-old artist released ‘Taylor Made Freestyle’ last week, which used artificial intelligence to clone the voices of Tupac and Snoop Dogg in his second diss track against 36-year-old Kendrick, which appears to be aimed at him because of the collaboration with the 34-year-old artist. old Taylor Swift on her 2015 remix of her hit “Bad Blood.”

Tupac’s estate sent him a cease and desist letter for using the rapper’s voice and Drake has now deleted the song from his social media accounts – and his team is also reportedly working with Tupac’s estate to get it song online from all other platforms, according to TMZ.

The letter, sent by attorney Howard King, said Tupac’s estate was “deeply dismayed and disappointed” by the unauthorized use of his voice, saying it was a “blatant misuse of the legacy of one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time ” used to be. .

Drake has provided no explanation for removing the song from his Instagram and X.

Lawyers for Tupac’s estate said the use of AI was a “blatant violation” and pointed out that Kendrick was “a close friend of the estate” and “has given nothing but respect publicly and privately to Tupac and his estate” .

They set a 24-hour deadline to remove the song.

Mr. King said in his letter that Tupac’s estate would “never” have agreed to the AI ​​reproduction of the rapper’s voice.

He added: “It’s hard to believe that (Tupac’s record label) intellectual property wasn’t scrapped to create the fake Tupac AI on the record.”

The letter stated that the song may also have violated publicity rights laws and that the song gives the “false impression that the estate and Tupac are promoting or endorsing the lyrics for the sound-alike.”

It also highlighted how Drake had previously fought others to stop unlawful use of his likeness – including in the 2023 song ‘Heart On My Sleeve’, written by a TikToker who also used AI to recreate his voice.