Nicki Minaj to pay Tracy Chapman a $450,000 Settlement for Copyright Infringement

Nicki Minaj agreed to pay veteran singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman $450,000 along with having to pay Chapman’s legal fees after she was sued for copyright infringement of Chapman’s song, “Baby Can I Hold You.”

Chapman acknowledged the offer back on December 30 and her acceptance was officially entered into the court system this past Thursday.

Chapman and Minaj were set to go to trial later this year. She first filed the legal suit against Nicki in October 2018.

Although Nicki didn’t officially release the track in question titled “Sorry” on her album, ‘Queen,’ she did allegedly leak it to Funkmaster Flex’s radio show, which led to the track being leaked online.

Chapman alleged that Nicki asked permission to sample her song, and followed through with it even after Chapman rejected the request.

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