Nicki Minaj has denied the allegations in a copyright lawsuit brought against her by Tracy Chapman in October.
Last October, Tracy sued 36-year-old Nicki for copyright infringement after claiming the rapper's track "Sorry" interpolated her 1988 single "Baby Can I Hold You" without her permission.
And in new court documents obtained by The Blast, Nicki has now denied infringing on the copyright for the song, despite having previously announced that she was seeking permission from Tracy to use the sample.
The "Anaconda" hitmaker claims in her documents that whilst "she recorded a musical interpolation that incorporated music and lyrics from the Composition," the use of the sample is protected by the doctrine of fair use.
Nicki also claims Tracy "has not properly registered her claim to the copyright in the Composition," adding that the 54-year-old singer "is not the owner of the copyright in issue and therefore lacks standing to bring the claims alleged in the Complaint."