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Singer and songwriter Tracy Chapman sued Nicki Minaj after an unreleased song tiled “Sorry” borrowed heavily from Tracy’s “Baby Can I Hold You.”
The song was played on the radio by Funkmaster Flex on the New York radio station Hot 97 without permission, which she said Nicki had asked for but was denied.

Tracy sued Nicki for copyright infringement in 2018 over the song called “Sorry” which she recorded with the rapper Nas, was never officially released, although it had been.

According to documents made public in federal court in California, where the case was being adjudicated, both parties agreed to a judgment of copyright infringement against Nicki, and a payment of $450,000 to Tracy.