Tracy Chapman is reportedly suing Nicki Minaj for using a sample from her song “Baby Can I Hold You” in “Sorry”.
According to TMZ, Chapman is allegedly going after Minaj for monetary damages and wants to block the “Anaconda” hitmaker from releasing the song again.
The publication claims Minaj and her reps had made “multiple requests to license” Chapman’s track in June of this year but they were all rejected.
The track in question was not included on the star’s latest LP Queen, but days after the release, Funkmaster Flex is said to have still played the song on Hot 97, as did Charlamagne Tha God on “The Breakfast Club”, according to the lawsuit.
The song was then shared numerous times online, even though Minaj reportedly insisted “Sis said no” on Twitter in a since-deleted post.
TMZ stated Chapman said her track “comprises half of the lyrics and vocal melody of ‘Sorry’.”
ET Canada has reached out to both Minaj and Chapman’s reps for comment.