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Nicki Minaj faces lawsuit from Tracy Chapman over copyrights dispute, reports

2018-10-24 10:15
Nicki Minaj. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Nicki Minaj. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

American rapper Nicki Minaj is allegedly being sued by Fast Car singer Tracy Chapman for copy right infringement, according to TMZ.

Tracy Chapman has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the 35-year-old rapper Nicki Minaj after she allegedly illegally used vocal melody and lines of text from her 1988 song Baby Can I hold you, in her latest album Queen. 

The song which was titled Sorry and featured Nas was at a stage later removed from the album but several hours leaked onto the net after the Andaconda hit maker dropped Queen. 

According to reports Nicki who recently had a heated exchange with Bodak Yellow hit maker Cardi B, sent several request to Tracy Chapman and her team to license Baby Can I Hold You which were all declined.

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Tracy also alleges in the lawsuit that the sample track was streamed on several radio stations with permission permitted by Nicki and her team causing it to go viral, after it was pulled from the album. 

Even though Minaj attempted to make the song disappear, Tracy said that the damage was done and was in turn suing the rapper for damages in the form of plunder.

In addition to the charges the 54-year-old singer is also allegedly trying to prohibit Nicki and her team from ever releasing Sorry. 

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