The Barbz won’t like this news but Nicki Minaj is being sued by Tracy Chapman. TMZ reports that Chapman believes the Queen creator stole her song “Baby Can I Hold You” for her Nas-featured single “Sorry.”
Chapman states Minaj attempted to establish a license for her song but they were rejected, the rapper would continue to release the song anyway in August. The song was supposed to be featured on the Queen album but made it to New York Hip-Hop stations.
“Sorry” was released on August 11, 2018. At the time of her album release, Minaj shared regret with Nas on Instagram that no one would be able to hear the single.
Nicki and Nas have a new song together. 👀 pic.twitter.com/J0bs4eEW3I
— Nicki Minaj News (@NickiDaily) August 10, 2018
The lawsuit states that Nicki Minaj tweeted “Sis said no” when the song made it to the airwaves and her team worked to make sure there were no traces of the song online. The lawsuit is pursuing monetary damages from its use and wanting to stop the release of the song in the future.
Hear the original song from Tracy Chapman below.