Ina twist of events, fans are flocking to Tracy Chapman’s youtube channel to listen to the song ”Baby Can I Hold You’ after learning that Nicki Minaj has to pay Sh49million for copyright infringement.
Apparently not many people have heard this song and they are now loving it.
Back in 2018, Tracy Chapman sued Nicki Minaj over the use of “Baby Can I Hold You” in the rapper’s leaked 2018 track “Sorry”.
The news became public after Funkmaster Flex leaked the track online, before removing it later from his website. The damage had already been done. Chapman sued for copyright infringement on the basis that “Sorry” had used her and directly lifted Chapman’s original lyrics.
In Tracy Chapman’s suit, Minaj’s team sent a formal request in July 2018 to use Chapman’s song, to rerecord the melody and lyrics of the song, rather than sample Chapman’s existing recording. Chapman’s publishing representatives turned down the request days later. According to the suit, Chapman believes that Minaj had already recorded “Sorry” before the clearance request was made.
The latest court documents shown online reveal that Tracy Chapman has accepted a $450,000 judgment from Nicki Minaj offered in December 2020.
Here is the song. You will love it, I promise.