Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tracy Chapman Suing Nicki Minaj


Back in August rapper Nicki Minaj announced that her new album 'Queen' might get pushed back because of an uncleared sample from folk singer Tracy Chapman's 2002 hit single 'Baby Can I Hold You [click here if you missed that].'

Now Tracy is suing after Nicki released the song anyway...

From TMZ
According to the suit, Funkmaster Flex played "Sorry" on Hot 97 and lots of Internet users picked up the song and sent it around. It was also played on "The Breakfast Club" with Charlamagne Tha God.
The day the track was played, Nicki tweeted, "Sis said no," which, according to the lawsuit, refers to Chapman's denial to her request to use "Baby Can I Hold You." Nicki and crew pulled the song from "Queen" and tried to make it disappear, but Tracy says the damage was done.
Chapman is seeking damages and an order prohibiting Nicki from releasing the song again.



12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Get her Tracy!

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

I am here for this lawsuit. Tracy told this heiffa no and she clearly violated. She must be held liable everybody ain't here for your shenanigans.

Anonymous said...

Held liable???? Yall sound stupid. The song was not sold on an album. How can she prove the damages if Nicki didn't profit?

Tana said...

12:03. How do you think those DJs got the record. Nicki!!!

Yes, I'm That Leah said...

This bird stays making enemies. She's so disrespectful.

To all of these rappers. ISN'T IT ABOUT TIME YOU GROW A MIND AND MAKE YOUR OWN MUSIC? YOU DON'T MAKE MUSIC. YOU CREATE SOUNDS AND BEATS USING SOMEONE ELSE'S CREATIVITY. YOU EITHER STEAL IT, OR BARELY PAY THE ARTIST, AND ACT LIKE WHAT YOU DID WAS EXTRAORDINARY - PEOPLE LIKE KANYE AND NIKKI. GARBAGE GENRE OF MUSIC AFTER 1996.

12:03 The song can be sold. Please think...

Yes, I'm That Leah said...

And Niki, It's not Sis. It's Ms. Champman to you.

Anonymous said...

12:03 think before you type. Ms. Chapman is not coming at Nicki for no reason. Tracy Chapman is not an amateur.

Anonymous said...

Tracey looks like Harriet Tubman ��

The King Of The Real said...

Paybup Nikki

L. Eller said...

Lol at 3:12

Anonymous said...

12:03 must be Dee clem

☛☢Twitter☺Fingers☢☚ said...

I miss REAL music.

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