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Nicki Minaj To Pay $450K To Tracy Chapman As Settlement For Copyright

Tracy Chapman wins big in a lawsuit against rap queen Nicki Minaj, for sampling her song “Baby can I hold you” in her 2018 album. The song titled “Sorry”, ticked off the album but somehow found its way on radio and internet, prompting legal action from Chapman.

Nicki Minaj to pay $450,000 to Tracy Chapman for copyright suit | Nicki Minaj | The Guardian

The rapper had hoped on having Chapman’s samples on her 2018 ‘Queen’ album. Nicki had formally reached out to Chapman, she refused and the rapper went on with the album without ‘Sorry’ on it. According to Hollywood Reporter, Chapman has successfully won for herself a $450,000 in Copyright Suit against Nicki Minaj.

 

Few months after the album release, Chapman filed a lawsuit against Nicki Minaj. The album didn’t have ‘Sorry’ on it, but popular New York DJ, Funkmaster Flex had played the song on the radio; a leaked version which went viral online. Chapman believes Nicki sent the song the Flex. However, both Flex and Nicki have denied the accusations.

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Nicki Minaj argued that a ruling in support of Chapman will infringe on artists’ ability to experiment in the studio. US District Court, Judge Virginia saw the truth in this argument. The judge agreed on fair use of copyright but was keen on fishing out the culprit responsible for the leak. Minaj argued further that the case was a secret concerning who leaked the song. She suggested the rapper Nas (who featured on the track) rather than her to be the culprit. In the end, Nicki Minaj offered Chapman a $450,000 compensation, which the latter accepted, guaranteeing the case won’t go to trial.

 

“I am glad to have this matter resolved and grateful for this legal outcome which affirms that artists’ rights are protected by law and should be respected by other artists. I was asked in this situation numerous times for permission to use my song; in each instance, politely and in a timely manner, I unequivocally said no. Apparently, Ms. Minaj chose not to hear and used my composition despite my clear and express intentions.” Tracy Chapman commented according to ew.com.

 

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