Singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman has filed a copyright infringement suit against Nicki Minaj over the unreleased Queen track “Sorry,” reports TMZ. This comes after the hip-hop superstar announced herself over the summer revealing why Queen‘s initial drop date was delayed.
Tracy Chapman claims that the track Nicki wrote and recorded with rapper Nas was ripped directly from her own hit called “Baby Can I Hold You,” as “Sorry,” “compromises half of the lyrics and vocal melody” of her original and is seeking an order “prohibiting Nicki and her team from releasing the song again.”
While “Sorry” didn’t make it to the final version of Queen, the song eventually surfaced online and was played occasionally on some radio stations like Hot 97. However, after Nicki and her team pulled the song from the album and tried to make it disappear, Tracy expressed that the damage had already been done.
You can revisit Tracy Chapman’s classic “Baby Can I Hold You” single below.