Tuesday, January 19, 2021

American singer, Tracy Chapman wins copyright suit against Nicki Minaj



American singer and songwriter, Tracy Chapman, has won a $450,000 copyright infringement suit against her colleague, Nicki Minaj.

The copyright infringement trial which was over an unauthorised sample of a Tracy Chapman song in a Nicki Minaj track was averted as Minaj agreed to pay Chapman $450,000 to close the case in documents in United States District Court.

The dispute arose as a result of Minaj interpolating Chapman’s 1988 song, Baby Can I Hold You, into her 2018 song, Sorry

Although Minaj dropped the song from her album, Queen; in a wrinkle that made the case more complicated, the song, Sorry, leaked with Chapman’s voice on it, days after the album’s August 2018 release.