According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Minaj is denying all allegations of wrongdoing in the case brought by Chapman claiming Nicki sampled her song “Baby Can I Hold You” on a track with Nas titled “Sorry.”
Minaj admits her team made several requests to Chapman to use her music and says those requests were denied. She also says she did record the song before getting permission.
In the court docs, Minaj says she did want to put “Sorry” on her album “Queen” but left it off due to not having clearance.
The song was eventually leaked to Funkmaster Flex, who posted it on social media, and then it went viral soon after.
As The Blast first reported, Chapman sued Nicki Minaj seeking unspecified damages and an injunction prohibiting Minaj from using her music.
Minaj argues the use of Chapman’s sample in her song was fair use and even says Chapman doesn’t own the copyright to the sampled track.
Minaj is demanding the entire lawsuit be thrown out.
The case is ongoing.