Tracy Chapman blocked Nicki Minaj from using sample for 'Queen'

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Nicki Minaj visited The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about her latest album, Queen.

'I would say.OK, I would say, "I might f*** Stephen after the show, he gonna come back to work with a magical glow",' Minaj rapped as she then burst into her signature maniacal laugh.

Discussing her new album Queen, Colbert brought up "Barbie Dreams", in which Minaj calls out the likes of Drake, Meek Mill, and DJ Khaled. So this must have been Nicki's only way she had to give her fans this song without getting in a nasty lawsuit with Tracy Chapman's team.

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".

It only took Minaj a few seconds to put together a line, which she then delivered to a stunned Colbert.

While drumming her hand on the table, Minaj raps, "I might f*** Stephen after the show".

Colbert turned red as he hid behind cue cards before putting his head down on his desk.

Minaj later learned that Colbert is married. Nicki continued "And then the ending says 'But when you see us together please don't f**king stare". The other person, he was just laughing. "We are on CBS right now and I am very unclear how much of this cover will make it to air", Colbert said. Upon learning of his wife, Minaj said "Shout out to her".

Minaj said one of them was a "little irritated" but she explained that she loves him and he now understands.



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