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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 09:21

Nicki Minaj sued by Tracy Chapman for copy write infringement on the singer's 1988 hit 'Baby Can I Hold You'

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The four time Grammy winner, singer and song writer Tracy Chapman has sued American-Trinidad rapper Nicki Minaj for using her song without permission.

The 54- year old singer and songwriter alleged that the 35 year old rapper stole her song "Baby Can I Hold You" according to TMZ. Tracy Chapman is known for her hits singles like 'Fast car' and ' Give me one reason' and filed for copyright infringement against Nicki who is said to allegedly used 'half of the lyrics and vocal melody' of the 1988 hit to make her track Sorry, according to the lawsuit

Nicki made 'multiple requests to license' Chapman's song in June and all were denied, according to the gossip site. Despite the removal of the song off her new album Queen, Sorry was still played on the radio and according to the legal filing by Tracy Chapman.

Chapman is asking that the song not be released again and that she also receive damages.

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