Tracy Chapman is being accused of “hit blocking” by Nicki Minaj and the Barbs are definitely not happy about this one.
Nicki Minaj was originally set to drop her Queen album on August 10th, but its release was delayed because of the clearance issue with Chapman’s “Baby Can I Hold You” song.
Chapman refused to clear the song, causing the song to be cut from the album just hours after Nicki ok’ed the album’s completion. Nicki tweeted that the singer/songwriter denied her request after Funkmaster Flex played the Nicki/Nas track this past weekend.
Critics believe that the Grammy Award winning instrumentalist simply did not want to have her hit song featured on a Hip Hop song.
The Cleveland-born musician/social activist has several platinum albums, including her self-titled debut album and has won four Grammys, including one for the hit song “Fast Car”, which was sampled by Nice And Smooth on their 1991 single “Sometimes I Rhyme Slow”.