Stylist Michael Raphael claims the Toronto rap star owes him $76,490 in shopping and other expenses.
Grammy Award-winning artist Drake is being sued by his former stylist Michael Raphael for the amount of $76,490, allegedly the full amount that the MC owes him for shopping and other expenses he initially paid for when he served as a styling consultant for the rap star. Raphael claims Drake faithfully reimbursed him from when he was hired back in August last year and only stopped in December, the month when he reportedly racked up the said amount on behalf of the Canadian rapper.
Under Drake's employ, Raphael was paid a monthly consultant's fee of $39,583 that covered styling, clothing and graphic design for his OVO brand and other related services. It does not, however, cover shopping expenses that he incurred on Drake's behalf from such branded stores as Nike, Diesel, and American Rag.
Raphael's lawsuit even includes evidence of the supposed expenses, the $1,162 receipt from Nike, a $1,483 tab from Diesel and a $714 purchase at American Rag. The stylist also claims the amount includes plane tickets and hotel bills since Drake extensively travels for his numerous gigs.
Raphael's claims will be the latest in a list of lawsuits that Drake has faced thus far in his successful career, after those resulting from his altercation with Chris Brown in 2012, and the one filed by an ex-girlfriend for supposed use of her vocals on his song "Marvin's Room".