Nicki Minaj is finally putting her copyright dispute with Tracy Chapman behind her, but it’s gonna cost a pretty penny. The the singer-songwriter’s team has accepted a $450,000 offer. Source: Mondadori Portfolio / Getty This story goes back a few years, as Chapman filed the suit in 2018 when Minaj sampled of Chapman’s 1988 song … Read moreNicki Minaj Settles Her Copyright Dispute With Tracy Chapman For $450,000
“A ruling uprooting these common practices would limit creativity and stifle innovation within the music industry,” the judge overseeing the case between Nicki Minaj and Tracy Chapman, said. A judge has ruled in favor of Nicki Minaj in Tracy Chapman‘s copyright infringement lawsuit against her. In a report from Billboard, U.S. District Court Judge Virginia … Read moreNicki Minaj Wins Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Tracy Chapman
Source: Gilbert Carrasquillo / Getty Mom-to-be Nicki Minaj just scored a big victory for both herself and artists everywhere when a judge ruled in her favor in Tracy Chapman’s copyright infringement lawsuit on Wednesday. According to reports from Variety, U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips determined that Nicki didn’t commit copyright infringement by experimenting with … Read moreFair Use: Judge Sides With Nicki Minaj In Tracy Chapman Copyright Dispute
Tracy Chapman’s lawsuit against Nicki Minaj could have real implications toward hip-hop if a ruling is made in her favor. Since hip-hop’s earliest days, experimenting with the limbs of older songs and reaminating them inside of new records has existed. This process, commonly referred to as sampling, is rap’s blood, and across the genre’s history — … Read moreWhat’s At Stake For Sampling In Tracy Chapman & Nicki Minaj’s Lawsuit?
Nicki Minaj is wary that the ruling could decimate experimentation in hip-hop. In August 2018, Nicki Minaj released her fourth studio album, Queen. However, an unreleased track that didn’t make the album could have just as much impact as the album itself. In the weeks leading up to the album’s released, Minaj tweeted about her frustrations … Read moreThe Outcome of Tracy Chapman’s Lawsuit Against Nicki Minaj Could Change Rap…