Tracy Chapman is suing Nicki Minaj for stealing her song 'Baby Can I Hold You'

Tracy is now suing Minaj for an order which "prohibits Nicki and her team from releasing the song again". She is also looking to be financially compensated. 


                            Tracy Chapman is suing Nicki Minaj for stealing her song 'Baby Can I Hold You'

Tracy Chapman is reportedly suing Nicki Minaj over claims that the 'Anaconda' hitmaker stole her song 'Baby Can I Hold You' when she recorded her song 'Sorry'.

Just before the release of her last album 'Queen,' Nicki publicly asked Chapman to clear a sample from the song. In June 2018, Chapman shared how Nicki and her reps made a lot of requests to license 'Baby Can I Hold You'. As reported by TMZ, however, all the requests for the license were rejected.

Nicki later tweeted (since deleted) “Sis said no,” referring to Chapman denying the clearance. 

On August 11, Funkmaster Flex premiered 'Sorry,' which has since been removed, although leaks and rips are available to hear.

When Nicki came out with her song 'Sorry' which also features Nas in August 2018, Tracy shared that Nicki's song “compromises half of the lyrics and vocal melody” of Chapman’s song. The song managed to make its way on to the radio and had Funkmaster Flex playing it on Hot 97 while the Breakfast Club also played it on Power 105.



 

Nicki and her team pulled the song from Nicki's album 'Queen' but the damage had been done. 



 

Tracy is now suing Minaj for an order which "prohibits Nicki and her team from releasing the song again". She is also looking to be financially compensated.