Right now, Nicki Minaj is saying, Alexa, play “Baby Can I Hold You” because Tracy Chapman is forcing her to push back her Queen album.
Last night, the femcee from New York took Instagram where she explained that one of the songs on the forthcoming album samples Chapman and her team has not been able to get a hold of her to give permission to use the beat. Nicki is willing to pay 2 million dollars for the beat.
Additionally, the song features one of “the greatest rappers of all time,” which means Eminem. Nicki said: “Tracy Chapman, can you please hit me.”
She asked her fans: “Keep date/lose record” or “keep the record/push date1 wk. Since I may have asked it wrong. Vote. You guys can only imagine how much this means to me. It’s such a perfect body of work love you. Long time.”
A commenter defended the artist against the haters: “You sound dumb lol she doesn’t have any competition on her current album release date. If she pushes the album back one week, it’s actually gonna be harder for her to debut at #1 because Ariana Grande is releasing an album on the same day. If she wants to debut at #1, she should leave her release date as is. Girl release the album save it for a single.”
Another person said: “Atlantic did push cardi’s album a couple of times, but different artists go through different situations when it comes to a record… I’m actually curious about how the album is gonna sound. Whos the greatest rapper of all times? Keep the date, while she’s waiting to release that one song makes a few more then add them all to the album and release it as a deluxe edition.”
A hater wrote: “At this point, I’m guessing it’s just another desperate stunt to confuse people so that when she does drop it, they’ll rush to buy it Because shawty just asked the same thing “TWICE.”
A supporter claimed: For a bunch of people who don’t care for Nicki album why you wasting time thinking about and commenting on someone, ya could careless for .. make that make sense mentioning her gets ya ill press or just a couple of ig likes.
This music lover shared: “You had 4 years to get everything in place this is very disappointing I’m so upset Rn you have no idea you apparently don’t care so why we should? We waited patiently for you to drop and now that the time is nearing you wanna pull this shit.. the barbz and the Arianators are going at it because of this I love you, and I will forever support but please don’t do this.”
The drama is creating hype for the song and the album, this is a win-win for Nicki.