Nicki Minaj Sued by Tracy Chapman for Unauthorized Use of a Single

Lewis Collier
October 24, 2018

It did not appear on her album, Queen.

Though "Sorry" was not on "Queen", the track was inadvertently leaked.

The "Fast Car" songstress also claims that shortly after turning Minaj down, someone from Minaj's team reached out again saying the rapper "was inspired" by Chapman and would like the chance to talk it over with her.

Chapman doesn't seem entirely concerned about how the song made its way into the wild.

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The Barbz won't like this news but Nicki Minaj is being sued by Tracy Chapman.

Suit documents obtained by Pitchfork, state that Minaj's unreleased track "Sorry", featuring Nas interpolates Chapman's 1988 song, "Baby Can I Hold You". "It was also played on "The Breakfast Club" with Charlamagne Tha God". She just wants an order prohibiting Nicki from putting the song out or performing it - as well as unpaid royalties from the unauthorized sample. At the time of her album release, Minaj shared regret with Nas on Instagram that no one would be able to hear the single.

"I vowed, that's why maybe some people would describe me as abrasive or bitchy or whatever, because I vowed from that age no man would ever abuse me, call me out my name, treat me like that", she explains. Stay tuned for more information regarding its release. In "Sorry", Minaj used a cover of "Baby Can I Hold You", Phillips says.

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