The Fast Car singer is claiming the rapper infringed her copyright by using the lyrics and melody of Baby Can I Hold You.
Nicki Minaj is being sued by Tracy Chapman for using a sample of one of her songs without permission.
The rapper has been accused of incorporating the lyrics and vocal melody of Chapman’s 1988 single Baby Can I Hold You into Minaj’s unreleased track Sorry.
Chapman has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in a federal court in Los Angeles.
The lawsuit claims the singer repeatedly turned down a series of requests to allow Minaj to sample the song for her fourth album Queen.
In the end, Sorry was not included on Minaj’s album.