Tracy Chapman paid Shs 49 million settlement by Nicki Minaj for sampling her song

Tracy Chapman is proving that artists who have been largely affected by Covid-19 restrictions can still make money. The “Fast Car” singer can now purchase more fast cars (bad joke, I know) after mega-star Nicki Minaj settled with her.

According to Variety, a lawsuit that was filed by Chapman against Minaj, who recently gave birth to her first child, and originally scheduled to go to trial later this year, has seen a settlement in place by both parties.

Chapman has accepted a $450,000(Shs 49 million) ‘Rule 68 Offer of Judgment’ from the Queens-born rapper who sampled one of her most popular songs without Chapman’s permission.

Chapman stated, “I am glad to have this matter resolved and grateful for this legal outcome which affirms that artists’ rights are protected by law and should be respected by other artists. I was asked in this situation numerous times for permission to use my song; in each instance, politely and in a timely manner, I unequivocally said no. Apparently, Ms. Minaj chose not to hear and used my composition despite my clear and express intentions.”


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“As a songwriter and an independent publisher, I have been known to be protective of my work. I have never authorized the use of my songs for samples or requested a sample. This lawsuit was a last resort–pursued in an effort to defend myself and my work and to seek protection for the creative enterprise and expression of songwriters and independent publishers like myself.”

Chapman filed the suit after Minaj used a sample of Chapman’s 1988 record, “Baby Can I Hold You” for her song “Sorry,” which featured legendary rapper Nas, back in 2018.

Chapman, who is notorious for not allowing artists to sample her work, had denied the request to approve the sample but the song, already recorded, was leaked by New York City’s Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex before the album was released in August of that year.

Check out the two songs below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqoLMGSBGYc&ab_channel=TracyChapman

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDCSFXhZlm8&ab_channel=BarbieMinaj

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Listen to Tracy Chapmans song that Nicki Minaj has to pay Sh49million for

 

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.

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Meet Nicki Minaj’s cute baby boy nicknamed Papa Bear

 

Nicki Minaj unveiled her three month old baby son and we are all awe struck.

Her bundle of joy is the cutest and even 50 cent paid glowing tribute to the young oy nicknamed Papa Bear, saying he looks rich owing to the bling the child is wearing.

The chain the child is wearing has his nickname. Weuh lanes please!.

On 3oth December 2020, Nicki in a Q&A with fans said she would unveil his face after opening up about her pregnancy and labor experience.

Her experience is much like other mothers

Well I was actually in labor all night but all they did was let me sleep until I dilated far enough to push. The epidural didn’t hurt either. They numbed me up real good. So I took my ass right to sleepnicki babay 2

Nicki described breastfeeding Papa Bear to a fan

He had no problem breastfeeding. He latched on in the hospital which was very surprising to me. I was afraid maybe he wouldn’t. But breast feeding is very painful. Pumping is too. Women make this stuff look way too easy. Moms r really superheroes

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The adorable photos have gone viral as Nicki thanked him saying “Becoming a mom is by far the most fulfilling job I’ve ever taken on.”

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“I had a natural birth” Nicki Minaj shares experience

 

 

Queen of rap Nicki Minaj is celebrating her son turning 3 months old whole revealing details of the labor and birth process.

Nicki on her Instagram shared throwback pregnancy pictures celebrating three months since the birth of her son. She wrote

“Happy 3 months Bday #PapaBear Mommy & Daddy love you soooo much. You’re the best boy in the whole wide”

So it’s safe to say she’s letting us know #Papabear is the baby’s name until she sees it fit to tell us his actual name.

In a Q&A with fans Nicki said she got helpful advice from Ciara, a mother of three children, and also pal Arianna Grande was excited and sent him gorgeous gifts.

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Nicki Minaj reveals she’s pregnant with picture of baby bump

Singer Nicki Minaj is pregnant with her first child.

She shared pictures of her baby bump to her over 118 million followers. Nicki has kept away from the public for several months prompting speculation that she could be hiding a pregnancy.

She captioned one photo

‘Preggers’ and the other  ‘ I’m in love. Classic Nicki meets the now. #BABYMINAJ 💜’

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Nicki is all smiles in one of the snaps, cradling her baby bump with both hands while smiling and sporting a bedazzled bikini and matching stiletto heels.

In another pic, a blue-haired Minaj stands, again cradling her bump.

This would be the first child for Minaj, who married Kenneth Petty last October.

Congratulations. We can’t wait to see baby barb.

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‘You always spoil her pics’ Fans blast Nicki Minajs husband

 

When she got married Nicki Minaj changed her social media profiles to include her husbands name -Petty.

She refers to herself often as Mrs Petty, and clearly loves it. She also shows love to her new man by including him in many photos, but fans are not happy.

Mafisis have expressed disappointment that he is spoiling her photos by appearing in them.

Most of the fans blasting him say he has no style and should get lost.

itsmalikah.__…He make her look bad smh

___desooo___…Does he know only one pose?

royaljuvn…Can y’all like blur him out the

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only1kmarie_…How y’all tired of somebody else husband being in the picture with them🤔 This is where u take a step back and realize u too much involved in somebody else business nd need to get a life this world is sad asf praying for yall🙌🏾😉
__mzred2u__…He like a damn prop 🤣🤣

thekidd7___..I just feel like dude be cramping her style

snacks.perry…He a mannequin at this point

only1rachel…He does NOT complement her at all 😔

kweenofdreams5….They really hate everything she does. If she’s alone in a pic they find something. Now she’s in a pic with her HUSBAND and y’all still mad 😂😂😂 GET YOU ONE

itsmalikah.__…He make her look bad smh

markiemarkland…I wish she would leave her man out the pics and let him play with his guns and be a thug in peace Besides that sis is eating these looks! Love it

booboo_cake…All he does is stand there like an action figure he’s so boring . I wish she’d done better smh

anissathebody_..He don’t have nowhere to be ?

officiallyquez…Why he got to be every PICTURE w/ her, we just want HER not you buddy….🤷🏽‍♂️🙃

carlitossaidtbh…He always ruining nicks pics🗿

gorgeouslyonmypedestal…I love Nicki but he’s by far her worst accessory and I get so damn tired of seeing him in all her pictures 😪

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6 famous women Eminem claims he has dated

 

Eminem aka Slim Shady is among the most influential rappers of all time and was labeled the “King of Hip Hop” by Rolling Stone magazine.

Eminem has always been open about his one true love, the mother of his daughter. He was married to Kimberly Anne “Kim” Scott, after meeting her in high school.  They were in an on and off relationship and he spoke about the drama in his music. He also suggested in other lyrics that he had a thing with these other famous girls below:

Anyone who’s ever listened to his lyrics has heard him trash talk his baby mama, so who in their right minds would possibly date a guy like that?! Well, it turns out quite a few women have dated him… and apparently, Slim Shady has acted kinda shady and bragged about dating girls who weren’t going out with him.

  1. Nicki Minaj

In 2018, Eminem and Nicki fueled rumors they were secretly dating. Nicki Minaj claimed that they were a couple while Eminem kept the rumor going. Their chemistry on “Roman’s Revenge” was undeniable and we were kinda hoping the rappers would get together. Turns out it was all a publicity stunt and they weren’t actually together.

2. Mariah Carey
The songstress has vehemently denied claims that she dated Eminem, but he insisted even proving such claims by playing voicemails allegedly left by Mariah. The rapper said:” Yes, me and Mariah did have a relationship for about a good six, seven months, but it didn’t work. I wasn’t really into what she was into; our personalities collided. She’s a diva, and I’m a little more regular, I guess.”

3. RnB singer Samantha Mumba

The Irish singer/songwriter rose to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut single “Gotta Tell You,” which reached the top five in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It’s during this period that she was rumored to have dated the rapper. Though again, it stayed strictly as a rumor throughout the years with neither of the sides confirming or denying the allegations.

4. Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell
Fans were stunned when the duo was rumored to have been dating. Reports claimed that Eminem and ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell had been meeting up regularly for cozy lunches and dinners after meeting by the pool of the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles where they both stayed. This has got to be the weirdest couple of all time

5. Britney Spears

Eminem is rumored to have hooked up with Britney Spears during the early portion of the 2000s. He kept the rumor going by hinting at a possible fling with the pop star. Some people don’t kiss and tell and Em dropping hints of possible adult fun times with Britney is a breach of trust… assuming it’s true.

6. Rihanna

Who can forget the time Riri was caught in the middle of Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly’s rap beef? In his diss track, MGK claims that Eminem is too “scared to ask Rihanna for her number,” to which Eminem responded with his own track “Killshot,” in which he raps: “Rihanna just hit me on a text/Last night I left hickeys on her neck.”

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Nicki Minaj opens up about past abusive relationship

 

Nicki Minaj in an emotional post on Twitter has recalled how she was so afraid during a past relationship.

Nicki who has been flaunting a new man, and hinting that they are considering marriage candidly speaks saying

I remember being so afraid to speak cuz I never knew when that person would be in a particular mood and I could maybe say one wrong thing that would get me hit. So the diff you see in me now is that feeling when a woman feels lifted up, safe, appreciated & unconditionally loved.

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Nicki who has previously dated rapper Meek Mill shocked fans as she narrated how although people think she is a tough girl, the relationship proved otherwise

But I first had to learn how to love MYSELF.

 if you wouldn’t let a man treat your mother, your sister or best friend like that b/c you LOVE them, then you wouldn’t let a man treat YOU like that b/c you love YOU. This isn’t about judging. We judge too much. Lift them up.
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The drama and struggles she faced have now seen her offer advice to women in such relationships

 

 I rlly used to think love had to hurt. So I could never look down on anyone else. We are merely human. It’s not easy to leave. Especially in the world of IG where all ppl want to do is post relationship goal pics for clout & attention. A man should make you feel safe, not afraid
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The 36-year-old rapper concludes her lengthy piece saying
When u see a woman in a toxic relationship, rather than laugh & say mean things, try to offer sound advice from your heart & root for her to learn her worth. We’ve all been there. I saw my parents fight & argue non stop & never divorce, so I thought this was normal behavior…

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Times Nicki Minaj has become a hot topic with her ex convict bae

 

Nicki Minaj’s thug boyfriend Kenneth ‘Zoo’ Petty, is at the centre of unwanted attention.

Her boyfriend is a convicted felon.

The singer has been dropping hints all over social media about her lover.

She has taken multiple times to Instagram to show the world that she is having fun and is serious about her bae.

Is she fully aware he has a record?

Petty was convicted in 1995 of first-degree attempted rape and pleaded guilty in 2006 to first-degree manslaughter. (He has served several years in prison for his crimes.)

“He was 15, she was 16 … in a relationship [in the rape case]. But go awf, Internet,” she wrote on Instagram on December 10, 2018, the same day she posted a risqué photo in bed with Petty. “Y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life. Thank you boo.”

TMZ reports that the couple was spotted at the Beverly Hills courthouse on Monday at the marriage license bureau window, and filed the paperwork to get married.

While the world is blindsided by his criminal past, see pictures of her love interest:

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Nicki and Petty
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Nicki and Keneth

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