Los Angeles, CA – Nicki Minaj is reportedly convinced she did nothing wrong by using Tracy Chapman’s music without permission. According to The Blast, court documents show Black Barbie is denying all of Chapman’s allegations.
Traci Chapman’s popular song is at the root of the issue as the singer claims Nicki stole her 1988 song “Baby Can I Hold You” for her own track “Sorry” featuring Nas — despite failing to secure the rights. Nicki admits her team repeatedly asked for Chapman’s permission and was denied. However, she recorded the song anyway.
The sample clearance caused delays in Nicki Minaj’s Queen album from getting its original release date. Funk Flex was the DJ who aired the song to the masses and caused Tracy Chapman to sue over the leaked release. Nicki believes the use of Chapman’s sample was fair use and insists Chapman doesn’t own the copyright to the sampled track. She wants the entire lawsuit thrown out.