Nicki Minaj is pushing back on claims made in a recent lawsuit against her.
Folk singer Tracy Chapman launched a suit against Minaj last year after a song leaked that included a sample of Chapman’s “Baby Can I Hold You”.
In new documents obtained by the Blast, Minaj has fired back at the suit, claiming that there was no wrongdoing on her part.
Minaj agreed that she and her team requested use of the sample several times and that Chapman denied the requests. She also admitted to recording the song without permission from Chapman.
But Minaj contends that while her track “Sorry”, featuring Nas, was intended to appear on her 2018 album Queen, it was left off due to the lack of copyright clearance.
The unreleased song was later leaked, finding its way to rapper Funkmaster Flex, who shared it on social media.
Minaj is requesting the lawsuit be thrown out.