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Tracy Chapman sues Nicki Minaj over 'Sorry' sample

Tracy Chapman sues Nicki Minaj over 'Sorry' sample

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Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Tracy Chapman has filed a lawsuit against Nicki Minaj, alleging the rapper sampled one of the folk singer's songs without permission. The lawsuit, filed Monday in California federal court, alleges Chapman's representatives denied repeated requests from Minaj's team to allow the hip hop artist to sample Chapman's song "Baby Can I Hold You" for Minaj's track, "Sorry," which features Nas. "Sorry" was held back from Minaj's album, Queen, Aug. 10, but the lawsuit alleges a copy of the song was provided to New York radio DJ Funkmaster Flex, who played it on the air, leading to the track spreading online. The suit claims Minaj's reps told Chapman's team that the new song was inspired by "Baby Can I Hold You," but Minaj tweeted Aug. 1 that she "had no clue" that "Sorry" contained...
YouTuber 'sorry' for dead body suicide video

YouTuber 'sorry' for dead body suicide video

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An American YouTuber with more than 15 million subscribers has apologised after posting a video online which appeared to show the body of a suicide victim.Daily vlogger Logan Paul pulled the video from his channel and said he was "wrong" and "misguided by shock and awe" in a statement released following a huge backlash.In the video, entitled "We found a dead body in the Japanese suicide forest", Paul is seen with friends in Japan's Aokigahara forest before they discover the body of a man hanging.The 22-year-old tells viewers that the group visited the area intending to focus on the "haunted" aspect of the forest, a frequent site of suicides, before things got "very real".The clip, which was viewed more than a million times before it was taken down, showed the man's body with his face blurr...