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Judge Rules In Favor Of Nicki Minaj In Tracy Chapman Copyright Case

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According to several confirmed reports, Nicki Minaj landed a victory in court when a judge ruled that Minaj did not commit copyright infringement against Tracy Chapman for her 2017 hit “Sorry”.

Variety reported that 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 wrote. “A ruling uprooting these common practices would limit creativity and stifle innovation within the music industry.”

Minaj’s 2017 song “Sorry” featuring Nas contained most of the lyrics and some of the melody came from Chapman’s “Baby Can I Hold You,” which Minaj believed came from Shelly Thunder’s rendition of “Sorry”.

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. 

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Nicki Minaj Delivers Hard Bars In Ty Dolla $ign’s Expensive Music Video

Nicki Minaj Expensive Music Video

New York rapper Nicki Minaj has plenty to say with her raps these days. The hip-hop superstar officially pulled through and delivered some hard-hitting lyrics in her and crooner Ty Dolla $ign‘s newly released “Expensive” music video. The visual features Ty rapping on top of endless high-end shoes boxes and piles of money while the self-proclaimed rap queen seemingly battles herself in a mirror.

The new anthem comes days after Ty and Nicki hinted at plans to release their latest collaboration together on Friday and helps secure the mood for everyone’s inevitable weekend goals.

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Is Nicki Minaj Expecting A Baby Girl?

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Nicki Minaj announced her pregnancy last month via social media. The multi-platinum rapper is expecting her first bundle of joy with her husband, Kenneth Petty. While many are curious about the baby’s gender, it may have been revealed recently.

In a highly entertaining and revealing interview with No Jumper, socialite Celina Powell claims that Nicki Minaj is expecting a baby girl. One would ask how Powell would know such confidential information.

She tells Adam 22 that she heard it from Lil Wayne.

“I was with somebody and Lil Wayne FaceTimed him and they were talking about Nicki’s pregnancy. I was like ‘Oh my god!’ and I wanted to record the conversation so bad but I knew I would get kicked out and I didn’t wanna f*ck up my relationship with that guy.”

Celina Powell’s has a history of lacking credibility when it comes to truth. In addition, she is renowned for alleged relationships with several artists including Tory Lanez, Trey Songz, Tekashi 6ix9ine, and more. Powell revealed a prior conversation she had with the “GOOBA” rapper regarding Nicki’s baby reveal.

“He was like, ‘I think she just found out it was a girl.’ I was, like, playing it casual with 6ix9ine. I was like, ‘Did you know that Nicki’s pregnant?’ He was like, ‘Duh, she came to the shoot pregnant.’ And I was like, ‘Well, I bet you didn’t know she was having a girl.’ And he was like, ‘Yeah I do. I know the name of it too!’”

Celina Powell was asked if she knew the name as well. She stopped at the baby’s gender because she “don’t want no beef with the Barbs.”

Peep the full interview below. Nicki’s alleged gender reveal begins at 22:11.

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CeeLo Green Speaks Out Against Sexual Imagery And Content in Music From Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and Megan Thee Stallion

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With so many people celebrating the success of songs like “WAP(Wet A** P***y)” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, it’s hard to imagine that a trendsetter in the game would criticize the femininity in the testosterone-driven field of Hip Hop, but CeeLo Green definitely has something to say about the “Heads of State” among the female rappers.

In an exclusive interview with lifestyle publication FarOut, Dungeon Family co-founder CeeLo Green gives a fairly stern assessment of today’s female artists and the morality of their musical content.

The “Crazy” star stated, “We are adults. There should be a time and a place for adult content. As adults and artists, we should at least attempt to be each other’s accountability partners in some regard. The stereotypes that are celebrated and perpetuated, ultimately make the perception a reality. It is disenfranchising and it has caused a great deal of problems.” 

CeeLo continued, “You have the ‘Heads of State,’ like Nicki Minaj or someone who is up there in accolade: success, visibility, a platform to influence. Nicki could be effective in so many other constructive ways, but it feels desperate. Attention is also a drug and competition is around. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, they are all more or less doing similar salacious gesturing to kinda get into position. I get it, the independent woman and being in control, the divine femininity and sexual expression. I get it all but it comes at what cost?”

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Boosie Badazz Says Nicki Minaj ‘Sh*tted on the Ghetto Community’ by Collaborating With Tekashi 6ix9ine

Boosie Badazz Says Nicki Minaj 'Sh*tted on the Ghetto Community' by Collaborating With Tekashi 6ix9ine

Like many rappers in the game, Boosie Badazz expressed his disappointment in Nicki Minaj collaborating with Tekashi 6ix9ine for “TROLLZ.”

“It shows a lack of character,” the Baton Rouge rapper said. “It shows that you would change for money and success. That’s how I look at it. She doesn’t have to do that. She’s rich as fuck. I feel like she shitted on the ghetto community, all African-American people, she knows what I’m talking about, she said ‘fuck em.’”

Boosie did admit that he never met the raptress and has only been in her vicinity while she was dating Meek Mill. But he was under the impression that she was a “ghetto, gutter b*tch” by the sound of her catalog.

“This girl might not have a heart. She might not have a heart for what this guy did to people,” he said. “She might not be what I’m thinking because, if he did this to me and got me a million years, would she still do a track with him? … That had to be a career move. She might not be that street bitch I’m talking about.”

Last February, Boosie Badazz called out the disgraced Brooklyn rapper for snitching and said he’d be murdered “less than a month” after his release.

It’s been less than a week since Tekashi has been released from home confinement. Despite his recent music video and social media trolling, he’s still playing it very safe knowing that he’s not good in the hood. 

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Kenneth Petty Reportedly Files Request to Be Present During Nicki Minaj’s Birth

Kenneth Petty Reportedly Files Request to Be Present During Nicki Minaj's Birth

Kenneth Petty is really making sure he’s doing his part to be there for his pregnant wife, Nicki Minaj.

According to TMZ, he filed a request to modify his pretrial conditions to be able to travel with the raptress and attend the delivery of their child.

Kenneth recently registered as a sex offender in California after moving there with Nicki, but was arrested prior for failing to do so. The terms of his pretrial release includes a curfew and restricted travel within Cali.

But Kenny made the request in the event the Queen rapper gives birth outside of his curfew.

U.S. Attorney’s Office and pretrial services office reportedly don’t oppose his request, so now his fate lies in the hands of a judge.

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ASAP Ferg & Nicki Minaj to Drop ‘Move Ya Hips’ This Thursday

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Nicki Minaj answered ASAP Rocky’s inquiry with one tweet. ASAP Ferg followed with the confirmation. On Sunday, Flacko took to Twitter to encourage his fellow ASAP brethren to drop an anticipated collab with Nicki Minaj.

“SUMBODY TELL @ASAPferg 2 DROP DAT SHIT WIT HIM N NICKI ASAP,” said the “Fashion Killa” rapper.

The tweet led many to think that the track would be coming soon. Despite a lack of response from ASAP Ferg himself, Nicki took to Twitter to respond first.

“Flacko, I heard it was coming Thursday but I could be wrong,” said the Queen rapper.

Less than 10 minutes later, Ferg confirmed Nicki’s notion. Now the anticipated release has taken over Twitter.

“The Queen is never wrong. ‘Move Ya Hips,’ 7/30.”

This is not the first time that the New York natives have worked together. The Barb jumped on Ferg’s remix to his hit single, “Plain Jane” back in 2017. The song has been certified 4-times platinum.

It looks like Nicki is continuing her successful year of features. The mother to be earned her first two number one songs earlier this year with Doja Cat’s “Say So” remix and 6ix9ine’s “TROLLZ.” With that feat, she became the 2nd female rapper after Lauryn Hill with consecutive Hot 100 No. 1 singles.

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DaBaby’s ‘Rockstar’ Back at No. 1 on Billboard, 6ix9ine’s ‘Trollz’ Falls out Top 20

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The run of Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj at the top of the charts is over. “Trollz” has dropped from No. 1 to No. 34 in just one week. Rising back to the top is DaBaby and Roddy Ricch’s “Rockstar.”

“Rockstar” is at the top of the charts for the third week. It also holds down the top of the US Streaming Songs chart for the 6th consecutive week with 37.9 million streams in the past week. “Rockstar” also tops the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Song and Hot Rap Songs chart.

Billboard reports Jack Harlow and Lil Mosey have both achieved their first Top 10 hits. Harlow’s “Whats Poppin” has slid into the No. 8 slot, while “Blueberry Faygo” from Mosey has hit No. 9.

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Is Nicki Minaj Dropping ‘Pink Friday 2’?

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Nicki Minaj owes the Barbs a fifth studio album and it looks like it’s going to be the second installment of her critically-acclaimed debut project, Pink Friday.

“PF2,” Nicki tweeted and it immediately sent her fan base off in a frenzy. Right before that, she tweeted, “MEMORIES.” Not sure if this the name of her lead single or if she’s just going down memory lane this Monday afternoon.

Pink Friday is turning 10 at the end of the year. The collection featured Eminem, Rihanna, Drake, will.i.am, Kanye West and Natasha Bedingfield. The album was promoted with eight singles and propelled the Queens rapper to International stardom with the success of hits like “Super Bass.”

“Your Love,” “Moment For Life,” and “Right Thru Me,” were a few hits that spawned from Nicki Minaj’s freshman album. Pink Friday debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, selling 375,000 copies in its first week.

Nicki has been breaking records all year. She secured to No. 1 hits thanks to her collaborations with Doja Cat and Tekashi 6ix9ine.

Who do you think will be featured on PF2?

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Megan Thee Stallion Wins 2020 BET Best Female Hip Hop Artist

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In a crowded field of talent, Megan Thee Stallion has gone the BET Award for Best Female Hip Hop artist.

The award was virtually presented by Black-ish’s Marsai Martin and saw Hot Girl Meg emerge supreme over Cardi B, Saweetie, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, and Lizzo.

The win adds another achievement to Meg’s strong 2020 run, which includes her first No. 1 single in the “Savage (Remix)” with Beyoncé. This past Friday she also released her new single “Girls in the Hood.”

You can see her acceptance speech below.

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