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Drake-Kendrick Lamar feud: What does the law say about defamatory lyrics?

By Lisa Macklem, PhD Candidate, Law, Western University
The feud between rappers Drake and Kendrick Lamar reached a fever pitch recently, with both dissing each other in songs featuring harsh accusations. This kind of beef between rap artists isn’t new, but the severity of the insults traded in this feud has galvanized fans and the attention of the broader public.

In his lyrics, Lamar claimed Drake has an 11-year-old daughter that he abandoned and calls him a “certified…The Conversation

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