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Drake lashes out at AI covers, calls it 'final straw'

Drake's patience is running out against his AI-generated covers surfacing on the internet

By Web Desk
April 20, 2023
Drake lashes out at AI covers, calls it final straw
Drake lashes out at AI covers, calls it 'final straw'

Drake has slammed his AI-generated rap featured in Ice Spice's song Munch.

The Started From The Bottom rapper expressed his views in a now-deleted Instagram story responding to the AI cover song, which has gone viral online.

The Canadian rapper’s AI-generated voice can be heard in the soundtrack, “Bitches ain't bad, let's keep it a bean / Know they be mad that I be on the scene / Ass too fat, can't fit in no jeans / You was my stitch, but it's not what it seams."

"This is the final straw AI," Drake said.

Recently, the Grammy winner’s voice was featured in a string of AI cover songs, including a version of Cardi B's WAP and Bryson Tiller's Dont.

In particular, in TikTok, the trend was getting immensely, where an AI-generated track of Drake singing OMG by K-Pop group NewJeans has raked in 454,600 likes and 2.4 million views.

The Universal Music Group called on streaming sites such as Spotify and Apple Music to work against AI companies from using their technology to mimic music

"We have a moral and commercial responsibility to our artists to work to prevent the unauthorized use of their music and to stop platforms from ingesting content that violates the rights of artists and other creators," a UMG spokesperson told Financial Times.

“We expect our platform partners will want to prevent their services from being used in ways that harm artists."