Friday, January 08, 2021

Tracy Chapman Settles with Nicki Minaj

Three years ago Grammy Award winning folk singer / songwriter Tracy Chapman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against rapper Nicki Minaj after Nicki and New York radio DJ Funk Master Flex leaked an unreleased song with an uncleared sample of Tracy's smash hit single 'Baby Can I Hold You [click here if you missed that]. 

Nicki and Tracy have settled their dispute...

According to reports Tracy Chapman has agreed to accept the $450k settlement Nicki proposed last December avoiding a court trial. 

Nicki sampled Tracy's song after she specifically denied her request and then used Funk Master Flex to release the song over New York airwaves, while leaving the song off her album.