Tracy Chapman Sues Nicki Minaj For ‘Stealing’ Her 1988 Hit ‘Baby Can I Hold You’
American-Trinidadian rapper, Nicki Minaj has been sued by four-time Grammy winner Tracy Chapman.
The 54-year-old award-winning singer and songwriter alleged that the 35-year-old rapper ‘stole her song’ ‘Baby Can I Hold You’, according to TMZ and the Shade Room.
Nicki’s allegedly used ‘half of the lyrics and vocal melody’ of 1988 hit to make her track Sorry, according to the lawsuit.
Nicki made ‘multiple requests to license’ Chapman’s song in June and all were denied, according to the gossip site.
And despite stripping the song off her new album Queen, Sorry was still played on the radio according to the legal filing.
Chapman is asking that the song not be released again and that she also receive damages.