Nicki Minaj has been dragged to court by Tracy Chapman, who claimed that the ‘Chun Li’ singer stole her song, “Baby Can I Hold You,” when she recorded “Sorry.”
According to Tracy Chapman, all requests by Nicki Minaj and her reps to get a license for Baby Can I Hold You” in June 2018 were rejected. Tracy who expressed her surprise when “Sorry” came out in August 2018 and got featured on Nicki’s album, added that her song comprises half of the lyrics and vocal melody of “Sorry.”
The lawsuit also claimed that Funkmaster Flex played “Sorry” on Hot 97, and lots of Internet users picked up the song and sent it around. It was also played on “The Breakfast Club” with Charlamagne Tha God.