By Associated Press PUBLISHED: October 23, 2018 at 10:59 pm | UPDATED: October 24, 2018 at 6:04 am LOS ANGELES — Rapper Nicki Minaj is being sued for sampling a Tracy Chapman song without permission. Chapman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Monday in a Los Angeles federal court. The Grammy-winning singer says Minaj’s unreleased track “Sorry” incorporates the lyrics and vocal melody from her 1988 single “Baby Can I Hold You.” The lawsuit states the “Fast Car” singer repeatedly denied multiple requests to sample her song for Minaj’s fourth album “Queen.” “Sorry” was not included on Minaj’s album but Chapman alleges the rapper gave it to a popular New York disc jockey who played the song on the radio and posted it to his social media accounts in August. Chapman is suing for unspecified damages and wants to prevent Minaj from releasing “Sorry” commercially. Report an error … [Read more...] about Tracy Chapman sues Nicki Minaj for copyright infringement
NICKI Minaj is being sued by 80s and 90s icon Tracy Chapman over her song Sorry. But what do we know about the suit? And how similar is it similar to Tracy's Baby Can I Hold You Tonight. Why is Tracy Chapman suing Nicki Minaj? On October 23, 2018 it was revealed that Nicki Minaj is being sued by folk singer Tracy Chapman for copyright infringement. The suit relates to the song Sorry, which Chapman alleges incorporates the lyrics and vocal melody from her 1988 song Baby Can I Hold You without permission. In the suit Chapman claims Minaj and her representatives began reaching out in June 2018 about using the song, but Chapman denied their request, which was made after Minaj had recorded the song for her album Queen. Sorry was not included on Queen when it was released in August 2018. According to Chapman's suit, Minaj, however, provided a copy of the song to a New York DJ at HOT 97. Chapman claims the DJ subsequently promoted the song's release on his social media channels and … [Read more...] about Why is Tracy Chapman suing Nicki Minaj, what the rapper’s track Sorry and is it similar to Baby Can I Hold You?
Grammy Award-winning folk singer Tracy Chapman is suing Nicki Minaj, claiming she denied the rapper's request to license "Baby Can I Hold You" but she used it in "Sorry" anyway. Over the summer Minaj and her reps made multiple requests to license Chapman's work, after having recorded "Sorry," according to a lawsuit filed Monday in California federal court. "Chapman, through her own agents and representatives, repeatedly denied Maraj’s after-the-fact requests to use the Composition," writes attorney Robert Jacobs in the complaint. Despite that, Chapman claims Minaj gave a copy of the track, which features Nas, to New York radio DJ Funkmaster Flex who teased the song on social media before playing it on his station. While requesting a license, Minaj's reps conveyed her track was inspired by Chapman's art but the artist herself later tweeted that she "had no clue" the song sampled Chapman. She then asked her twitter followers whether she should delay her upcoming album Queen in … [Read more...] about Hollywood Docket: Nicki Minaj Track “Sorry” Sparks Tracy Chapman Lawsuit
By Craig Hlavaty Published 9:31 am CDT, Monday, October 22, 2018 PHOTOS: Houston's concert calendar Country legend Tracy Byrd is seen here onstage at a past concert at Stafford's Redneck Country Club.On Saturday night his band's keyboard player and tour manager Vernon Emshoff was injured when a lighting rig hit him in the head onstage at the Brazoria County Fair. >>>See what Houston's upcoming concert calendar looks like... less PHOTOS: Houston's concert calendar Country legend Tracy Byrd is seen here onstage at a past concert at Stafford's Redneck Country Club. On Saturday night his band's keyboard player and tour manager Vernon ... more Photo: Courtesy Photo BuzzFest 27 with A Perfect Circle, Chevelle, The Struts, Mike Shinoda, Scott Stapp, Dirty Heads, Puddle of Mudd October 27, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion BuzzFest 27 with A Perfect Circle, Chevelle, The Struts, Mike … [Read more...] about Tracy Byrd band member hurt by falling stage light at Brazoria Co. Fair
CORRIE'S Tracy Barlow returns from her honeymoon next week without new husband Steve McDonald - who she leaves stranded in Morocco for cheating on her with Leanne Battersby. Considering what she did to Charlie Stubbs when he cheated on her with Maria Connor, we can’t help but think Steve’s got off lightly. The same can’t be said for poor Abi Franklin though as she gets caught up in the mess and is arrested for causing the car crash which left Ronan Truman dead and Leanne and Ryan Connor in hospital. When Tracy, played by Kate Ford, returns she’s horrified to hear about the huge crash and even more worried when the cops come and lead Abi away for questioning. Tracy, who tampered with Michelle Connor’s car after coming to the conclusion that Steve was sleeping with Abi, knows she could be in big trouble. She forms a plan and pockets Abi’s keys and wallet. Coronation Street's Tracy Barlow reveals she thinks fiance Steve MacDonald is Scottish LAST DANCE … [Read more...] about Coronation Street’s Tracy Barlow leaves new husband Steve McDonald abroad before framing Abi Franklin for the fatal car crash