Nicki Minaj Celebrates A Victory In Court - She Did Not Commit Copyright Infringement
It's been just revealed that Nicki Minaj is definitely celebrating a victory in court these days. The Shade Room has all the details available about the case.
TSR revealed that a judge found that she did not commit copyright infringement with her 2017 song 'Sorry,' which was based on Tracy Chapman ’s song 'Baby Can I Hold You.'
'The ruling is significant for the music industry as it protects the practice of developing a new
song based on existing material, and then seeking a license from the original artist prior to release,' TSR notes.
TSR quotes info from Variety and said: 'U.S. district judge Virginia A. Phillips ruled that Nicki ’s experimentation with Tracy Chapman’s song constitutes “fair use” and is not copyright infringement'
'Artists usually experiment with works before seeking licenses from rights holders and rights holders typically ask to see a proposed work before approving a license,' the judge said as quoted by TSR.
Someone said: 'Nicki stays winning 😍😍 like when y’all gone learn 🙌🏾 and she’s always changing the music industry! She’s done so much for the music industry just get half back. Put respect on her name! ❤️'
Another follower said: 'Tracy sued NICKI because a radio DJ LEAKED her UNRELEASED SONG? Lmao surely she didn’t think she was actually going to win that. 💀💀💀'
One other comment posted: 'Yall will go against every black woman when it comes to her but as SOON as someone calls out her fraudulent ways then it’s “protect black women”......Tracy deserves better.'
Someone else said: 'y’all so mad that Nicki won u don’t even know what happened but anything to go against her, right.'
A commenter posted this: 'Nicki saving the music industry once again. Tracy TRIED it.'
A fan said: 'Tracy just wanted the money anyways. It was never that serious honestly,' and more people agreed.
What do you think about the case?