Nicki Minaj Reportedly Sued By Tracy Chapman For Not Clearing ‘Sorry’ Sample
23 October 2018, 17:41
The 'Queen' rapper is under fire after allegedly leaking her Nas collaboration, that samples a famous Tracy Chapman song.
The ‘Queen’ rapper, who publicly asked Chapman to clear the sample of 1998 song ‘Baby Can I Hold You’, didn’t include the track on her latest album.
However the song, which was about her rumoured relationship with Nas, still leaked online via Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 radio show.
According to TMZ, Tracy Chapman is now suing for copyright infringement because despite the song leaked, Nicki Minaj still didn’t clear the sample.
According to Tracy Chapman, Nicki Minaj and her team did contract her in June and made “multiple requests” to use the song.
However Chapman declined the requests for her own reasons.
In her lawsuit, Tracy Chapman alleges that Nicki Minaj allowed Funkmaster Flex to play the song on his show, which was later spread without Chapman’s consent.
Chapman is now reportedly suing Nicki Minaj for damages and wants to stop the rapper from continuing to release or promote the song.