Tracy Chapman's lawyer game is clearly proper. The beloved folk singer is getting a cool $450,000 from Nicki Minaj because of her copyright lawsuit against the Queens rapper.
Though "Sorry" never actually debuted, Funk Master Flex did play the cut and found himself roped into the drama for his role in the songs exposure. Chapman did not appreciate the move and took Nicki to court for the unintended leak.
Nicki Minaj is still embroiled in the legal tussle with singer and songwriter Tracy Chapman, but her side can claim a small victory in the matter. The Queens rapper will not have to hand over private conversations between her and Funkmaster Flex to Chapman, who has accused Minaj of sampling her music without permission.
The ongoing sampling and copyright infringement case between singer Tracy Chapman and Nicki Minaj has an added development that could drag out the matter even longer. In recent court documents that were introduced, Chapman has named Funkmaster Flex in the matter after he played a shelved record featuring the singer’s music.
It looks like fans won’t be streaming “Sorry” anytime soon.
Nicki Minaj found herself in the crosshairs of singer and songwriter Tracy Chapman after an unreleased track was leaked to the public. Minaj has fired back at Chapman, saying that while she did use the sample, the song was never sold and thus she doesn’t have to pay up.
Tracy Chapman wasn’t that hard to find after all. The “Fast Car” singer is suing Nicki Minaj for using an unauthorized sample.