Tracy Chapman sues Nicki Minaj over 'Sorry' sample

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According to reports, Nicki Minaj has just encountered a new batch of problems, except for this time, related to her songs, rather than her feuds with other artists, notably, Cardi B. Following Nicki's altercation with the breakout rapper at New York Fashion Week, Nicki is being sued by Tracy Chapman for the song, "Sorry". The lawsuit, which names Minaj and 10 other defendants, states that on August 11, New York DJ Funkmaster Flex said Minaj gave him the track before he played it on Hot 97. The song appeared on Chapman's self-titled debut album, which also included "Fast Car". "It was also played on "The Breakfast Club" with Charlamagne Tha God".

In a since-deleted tweet, Minaj said she "had no clue ['Sorry'] sampled the legend [Chapman]" and sent a plea over social media asking Chapman to clear the song - all to no avail.

According to TMZ, Chapman is allegedly going after Minaj for monetary damages and wants to block the "Anaconda" hitmaker from releasing the song again.

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Tracy Chapman is going after Nicki Minaj in a fast vehicle.

Before the release of her album, Minaj publicly asked Tracy Chapman to clear the sample. The "Give Me One Reason" singer is seeking damages. She later tweeted "Sis said no", which was presumed to be in reference to Chapman and the clearance.

Chapman says in June 2018, Minaj and her reps made multiple requests to license "Baby Can I Hold You" and all requests were rejected.

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