Skip to Content

Drake called out by the Pet Shop Boys for singing the chorus of one of their hits on new song without permission

<i>Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images</i><br/>The Pet Shop Boys perform on the Other Stage at the Glastonbury festival near the village of Pilton in Somerset
Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images
The Pet Shop Boys perform on the Other Stage at the Glastonbury festival near the village of Pilton in Somerset

By Dan Heching, CNN

(CNN) — Drake recently dropped his eighth studio album, and it apparently comes with a bit of controversy.

English band the Pet Shop Boys called the Canadian singer out on X, formerly Twitter, on Friday – the day Drake released his “For All the Dogs” album.

“Surprising to hear @Drake singing the chorus of ‘West End girls’ in the track ‘All the Parties’ on his new album,” the band’s tweet read. “No credit given or permission requested.”

Toward the end of the “Parties” track, Drake does indeed sing the chorus of “West End Girls,” the Pet Shop Boys’ hit song off their 1986 album “Please.”

CNN has reached out to representatives of Drake for comment.

Earlier this year, Drake released a poetry book titled “Titles Ruin Everything.”

Along with the release, the Grammy-winner announced he “made an album to go with the book… They say they miss the old Drake, girl don’t tempt me. For all the dogs.”

Just after releasing the new album on Friday, he announced he plans to step away from the spotlight for an extended period of time to focus on his health.

On the “Table for One” series on SiriusXM’s Sound 42 Friday morning, he said, “I probably won’t make music for a little bit.”

“I need to focus on my health, first and foremost,” Drake explained. “Nothing crazy, but just, like, you know, I want people to be healthy in life.”

™ & © 2023 Cable News Network, Inc., a Warner Bros. Discovery Company. All rights reserved.

CNN’s Marianne Garvey contributed to this report.

Article Topic Follows: CNN - Entertainment

Jump to comments ↓

CNN Newsource


KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content