Nicki Minaj to pay $450,000 to Tracy Chapman for copyright suit

The rapper has agreed to avoid trial for an out of court settlement after sampling the singer’s work without permission

Nicki Minaj has agreed to pay $450,000 to Tracy Chapman over a copyright infringement dispute.

The rapper had been set for trial after the singer sued her for using a sample of 1988 song Baby Can I Hold You in her track Sorry, a collaboration with Nas which was never officially released but was played on New York radio station Hot 97. Court documents have now revealed that late last month, an out of court settlement was made instead.

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