Nicki Minaj Ready For Legal War With Tracy Chapman

Nicki Minaj is denying claims she stole a sample from Tracy Chapman without getting the proper permission.

(AllHipHop News) Nicki Minaj’s ongoing battle with Tracy Chapman continues.

But as the Barbz know, the Queen gets what Queen wants.

A few months prior, singer Chapman accused Minaj of using her song “Baby Can I Hold You” without her permission.

Funkmaster Flex leaked Nicki’s version called “Sorry” featuring Nas and shared it on his social media, prompting the lawsuit over the uncleared sample.

Of course, the New York spitter disputed the legal action claiming the song “Baby Can I Hold You” was fair game to use.

As Tracy continues forward to get her portion, Nicki isn’t giving in without a fight.

The Blast reports Nicki is refusing to settle with Tracy and is taking the lawsuit to trial.

Nicki Minaj is ready to fight the lawsuit brought by singer Tracy Chapman and is refusing to settle.

“The mediation was unsuccessful, and no settlement was reached. Settlement is not imminent,” a portion of the court document reads.

However, Nicki did do her part in asking Chapman for permission to her music before her song dropped: “Sorry” featuring Nas, but those requests were denied.

Unsurprisingly, “Sorry” was left off Queen due to the sample clearance issues.

Nicki’s argument is that Chapman doesn’t even own the copyright to the song, hence the record is up for fair use.