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New York rapper Nicki Minaj is getting some unwanted attention from a certified music veteran. Reports claim singer Tracy Chapman is taking legal action against Onika over her “Sorry” song.

According to reports, Chapman has targeted Nicki for not getting permission to sample her “Baby Can I Hold You” anthem for her Nas-featured record.

Chapman says in June 2018, Minaj and her reps made multiple requests to license “Baby Can I Hold You” and all requests were rejected. So imagine Tracy’s surprise when “Sorry” came out in August 2018 … it was supposed to be featured on Nicki’s album, “Queen.” Tracy says her song comprises half of the lyrics and vocal melody of “Sorry.” (TMZ)

Despite pulling the song from her Queen album, Nicki’s unapproved version still went viral.

According to the suit, Funkmaster Flex played “Sorry” on Hot 97 and lots of Internet users picked up the song and sent it around. It was also played on “The Breakfast Club” with Charlamagne Tha God. The day the track was played, Nicki tweeted, “Sis said no,” which, according to the lawsuit, refers to Chapman’s denial to her request to use “Baby Can I Hold You.” (TMZ)

In August, speculation emerged about Nicki and Nas’ record existing.

A few hours prior, Nicki’s former rival Funk Flex announced he would premiere the Nas collabo.

In early January, a report emerged about Nicki and Nas quietly splitting last month.

There were recent reports Nicki was pregnant, but we’re told there’s no truth to that. Both superstars will be getting back to strictly biz, we’re told — Nas focusing on his record label and his chicken and waffles joint, Sweet Chick. We’re told they respect each other, and there won’t be any trash talking — but, on the other hand, we’re also told they won’t be hanging out as friends either. (TMZ)