Nicki Minaj has appeared to be embroiled from one controversy to the other especially in relation to her feud with fellow actress, Cardi B, as well as her new album Queen.
The latest in the rapper’s issues stems from a lawsuit from the iconic Tracy Chapman. Nicki faces a copyright infringement lawsuit from Tracy Chapman regarding a song that samples the iconic folk-rock singer.
The song in question: “Sorry,” which features Nas and samples Chapman’s “Baby Can I Hold You” track was initially supposed to appear on Queen. In August, Minaj revealed in a series of since-deleted tweets that she initially had no idea her song sampled Chapman. She tweeted a direct plea to Chapman and asked her fans whether she should keep her Aug. 10 release date for Queen or push it back a week in the hopes of clearing the sample.
Following the initial sample request denial, Minaj’s manager, Gee Roberson, allegedly contacted Chapman’s team in late July regarding the use of “Baby Can I Hold You.” Chapman again denied the request, which her lawyer confirmed to Rolling Stone via email on Aug. 8.
And despite stripping the song off her new album Queen, Sorry was still played on the radio according to the legal filing.
Chapman is asking that the song not be released again and that she also receive damages.
The post Tracy Chapman Slaps Nicki Minaj with a Lawsuit For Copyright Infringement Over ‘Sorry’ appeared first on Amala.