Drake’s legal battle with producer Detail is heating up in a legal motion filed by the superstar rapper.
The rapper is urging a judge to bar Detail and his lawyers from using evidence from social media in the upcoming assault trial
The rapper, born Aubrey Graham, is being sued for supposedly commanding his bodyguard to attack the producer at his Calabasas home in back in 2014.
According to Detail, Drake wanted to sign him, after he put in work on Drake’s hit album Nothing Was The Same.
Detail claims he decided to reject the offer, which upset Drake, who allegedly ordered his bodyguard Chubbs to execute the attack.
Chubbs is accused of breaking Detail’s jaw during the brutal attack, while yelling “I will beat all your asses, including your b##ches. I don’t give a f##k. I will hit you again. Do you think Drake is soft? You think Drake’s a punk?” according to legal documents filed by Detail.
Drake’s legal team has a contrary view and claims Chubb’s was acting in self-defense.
The rapper is asking a judge to ban any evidence from websites, social media accounts as hearsay, which would not be admissible as evidence in court.
Drake’s legal team claims the abundance of stories about his life on the Internet could prejudice potential jurors.
“Due to the plethora of news stories available, and after observing Detail’s inclination towards muddying the waters by introducing said news stories during the deposition of Chubbs, Drake is concerned Detail may try to introduce the same stories at trial,” according to the motion filed by Drake’s legal team.
Detail is demanding unspecified damages for the assault case, including funds to cover his medical bills.
Drake is also asking a judge to toss the entire lawsuit.