Chapman sued Minaj in 2018 for allegedly using portions of her hit 1988 track "Baby, can I hold you tonight"
American singer-songwriter, Tracy Chapman and rapper Nicki Minaj are ready to put their legal battle behind them.
Rapper Nicki Minaj will pay singer Tracy Chapman $450,000 in order to settle a copyright dispute, reports Rolling Stone.
According to court documents obtained by Rolling Stone, Minaj agreed to pay Chapman $450,000, "inclusive of all costs and attorney fees incurred to date," stemming from the October 2018 lawsuit.
Chapman had sued Minaj in 2018 for allegedly using portions of her hit 1988 track "Baby, can I hold you tonight" in the rapper's song "Sorry".
The song was not officially released, but a leaked version made its way to radio DJ Funkmaster Flex and later became viral online. Chapman accused Minaj of sharing the song with Flex, although both have denied it.
Minaj wrote "Sorry" with fellow rapper Nas while recording her fourth album "Queen" in 2018. It is based on a sample of the dancehall track "Sorry" by Jamaican artiste Shelly Thunder, which in turn was based on "Baby, can I hold you tonight".