Nicki Minaj Scores Victory In Tracy Chapman Legal Battle

Published: Thursday 17th Sep 2020 by Ryan

Nicki Minaj has scored a major victory in her legal battle with Tracy Chapman.

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In 2018 Chapman sued Minaj for copyright infringement over the rapper’s unreleased song ‘Sorry,’ which interpolates Chapman’s ‘Baby Can I Hold You.’ The singer then claimed that the ‘Starships’ songstress used her music without her permission.

However, the Hip-Hop star has now won a major legal battle as Variety reports that Judge Virginia A. Phillip sided with her. Her doctrine reads:

“Artists usually experiment with works before seeking licenses from rights holders and rights holders typically ask to see a proposed work before approving a license. A ruling uprooting these common practices would limit creativity and stifle innovation within the music industry.”

‘Sorry’ first surfaced in 2018 and Minaj publicly asked Chapman to clear the sample, so the song could appear on her ‘Queen‘ album.

The battle is far from over though as the legal fight will continue on whether Minaj infringed on Chapman’s song after ‘Sorry’ was distributed to the radio.

This is certainly a sticky situation, but what are…

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  1. Beam Me Up Scotty September 17, 2020

    The song was not distributed to radio. Please get your facts straight.

  2. Kim pedestrian💄 September 17, 2020

    Why Nicky didn’t battling with lil Kim or Remy ma????

    • TROLLZZZZZZZZZZZ September 17, 2020

      what does rap battling kim or remy have to do with a court case idiot.

      • Neon September 17, 2020


  3. WRTW? September 17, 2020

    The song wasn’t distributed to rated, was never released for sale or monetary gain. Nicki even bodying these heauxs in the courtroom

    • Dreamer September 17, 2020

      Bodying everything but the damn charts.

      Tracy is a multi platinum selling, 4x Grammy Award winning LEGEND.

      And Nicki ….. well she is preggo by a p***. Body that.

      • #6KYONCE September 17, 2020

        Lmaoooo tracy chapman a legend with only 1 billboard hit, while nicki has over 100 billboard hits?? Lmfaoooooooo gurl sit yo delusional ass down lmfaoooooooo 😂😂😂

      • Daveed September 17, 2020

        TO DREAMER… made no sense.. wiki how many albums nicki sold… that would make her 8x platinum. just because you didnt win a grammy doesn’t mean anything.. but i love how you would take the “p*** preggo” route when you have no other facts to back up …. Dream again dreamer

      • WRTW? September 17, 2020

        We playing chess not checkers, you cannot check the checkers 😉

      • Dreamer September 17, 2020

        Tracy Chapman has sold 15 million plus albums in America alone, and she has way more than one BB hit. Several of her songs may not have charted high or charted at all but they’re still cult classics. Nicki on the other hand has nothing but a bunch of forgotten features to her name. Most of which charted in the lower regions of the hot 100. Her albums post Pink Friday are flops. Tracy has several Grammy Awards and most of all: INDUSTRY RESPECT. She didn’t have to manipulate numbers or apply smoke and mirrors to make it seem like she’s more successful she actually is. That’s why an artist like her can sit on her ass for years without worrying about where her next check is coming from. I suggest you do some research before you attempt to come for a GOAT hunnie.

      • FAF September 17, 2020

        Ur a dreamer u dream a lot
        Keep dreaming and it may come true

        😂🤣🤣🤣 Nicki albums post pink Friday are flops

        Meanwhile 2/3 are multi platinum JUST LIKE Pf 🤣🤣😂😂😂

      • Shayla Queen 👑 September 17, 2020

        Chile 🤣🤣🤣

      • Dreamer September 18, 2020

        Multi platinum yet they haven’t SOLD over 1M. As I stated, smoke and mirrors. Numbers manipulation. “Streaming”. Her last album to SELL over 1M copies was PF and that’s a fact boo. Tracy’s has 5x platinum albums under her belt. PURE SALES. Lmao. Delusional ass stans. No matter how you try to dice it, Tracy > Nicki.

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  5. Happy+n+Rich September 17, 2020

    If the track wasn’t released, why is Tracy Chapman suing? There aren’t any royalties to gain from this, and this in no way has a negative impact on TC personally or on her career. Full stop.

  6. FMcL September 17, 2020

    Rightfully so, Chapmans lawsuit was a reach & had she had won the win would have posed a lot of issues for artists and producers going forward

  7. PB September 17, 2020

    Tracy should’ve been happy someone was breathing life into her old ass song but decided to be nasty instead. Make her pay your legal fees Nic 😂

    • Dreamer September 17, 2020

      She doesn’t need anyone to breathe life into her song. If she was pressed for coins, she would have cleared the sample and many other who have attempted over the years. Her music continues to speak for itself over 30 years later. Nicki’s music just two years ago has been forgotten muffin. Get a clue.

  8. Lou-Andrew Rodriguez September 17, 2020

    Keep Winning Nicki x

  9. Shayla Queen 👑 September 17, 2020

    Tracy, grab a weave, honey! 🤳🏽

    • Misty Knight September 18, 2020

      Stop COOONNNING. Attacking the NATURAL look of a black woman!
      You are no queen. You are a QUEEF!

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