Singer Tracy Chapman is suing Nicki Minaj for copyright infringement over her song titled “Sorry.” Featuring Nas, the song was supposed to be part of Minaj’s new album, but she couldn’t clear the sample from Chapman’s song “Baby Can I Hold You.” According to court documents, Chapman claims Minaj’s people reached out to her team in June to see if she would sign off on the song. Chapman declined a few weeks later through her manager. In a now-deleted tweet, Minaj allegedly wrote that she did not even know “Sorry” sampled the Chapman song; she ultimately didn’t include it on her album. However on Aug. 11, Chapman claims Minaj leaked the song to Funkmaster Flex, who teased the song on his Instagram before playing it on his radio show. Chapman claims the song then played on another radio show before making its rounds on the internet. Chapman is suing for copyright infringement and seeking an injunction barring Minaj from using the song again. She is also seeking unspecified damages.
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