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Just when it seemed like the Light Skin Coalition was on its way to making through July unscathed – especially following Chris Brown and Drake finally hashing it out like a couple of grown-ups – the news said otherwise.

According to Pitchfork, Aubrey Graham paid West Coast rapper Rappin 4Tay six figures for copying 4Tay’s rhyme style and some of his lyrics on YG’s hit single “Who Do You Love.” Rappin’ 4-Tay never attempted to sue Drake even though there were glaring similarities between the Toronto rapper’s feature verse and some of the lines on 4-Tay’s classic 1994 track “Playaz Club.” But 4-Tay’s manager did apparently point out the copying; and before any type of beef or court orders could be established, Drake instead elected to pay 4-Tay $100,000 to avoid the whole matter.

You can check out both songs below and play spot – well, hear – the differences between the two. The most obvious part lies in both rappers’ respective opening lines:

Drake, “Who Do You Love”:“I got a shorty named Texas Syn/ She got a buddy named Young JB and now you know the deal/ We turnt up in the studio late night – That’s why the songs that you hear are comin’ real tight/ OVO crew, nigga, thought I told you/ If you a player in the game, this should hold you…”

Rappin’ 4-Tay, “Playaz Club”:“I got a hoe named Real de Real/ She got a buddy named SP 12, now you know the deal/ We gets freaky in the studio late night – That’s why the beats that you hear are comin’ real tight/ Somethin’ to roll to, somethin’ to stroll to/ If you’s a playa in the game this will hold you…”