New York Daily News: Nicki Minaj to pay Tracy Chapman $450K for sampling ‘Baby Can I Hold You’ without permission

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Singers Nicki Minaj and Tracy Chapman have settled a bitter lawsuit over Minaj’s sampling of the 1988 hit song “Baby Can I Hold You.” Chapman decided to accept the rapper’s $450,000 offer to resolve the civil case, ending a two-year dispute and avoiding an even costlier trial, according to federal court records obtained by the Daily News.

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