Nicki Minaj’s axed Queen song “Sorry” lands the rapper in hot water.
Tracy Chapman filed a lawsuit against Nicki Minaj because Nicki’s track “Sorry,” featuring Nas, is a blatant copy of her track, “Sorry (Baby Can I Hold You)” by reggae singer Foxy Brown.
Chapman claims Nicki’s team reached out multiple times requesting a license to “Baby Can I Hold You,” but all requests were rejected, TMZ reports.
The track ended up coming out anyway in August, much to Chapman’s surprise, and she wants Nicki to pay up.
It’s worth mentioning Nicki’s version was not included on Queen, nor did she directly make any money off it, but Chapman wants damages anyway – “Sorry” was played on multiple radio stations, including “The Breakfast Club” with Charlamagne Tha God.
The day “Sorry” was played, Nicki Tweeted fans that it wasn’t going to make the album. Why?
“Sis said no,” Nicki said, referring to Chapman denying Nicki the sample rights.