Tracy Chapman is suing Nicki Minaj for robbing her music and sampling it without permission 6 months ago

Tracy Chapman is suing Nicki Minaj for robbing her music and sampling it without permission

The drama surrounding Nicki Minaj continues.

Nicki Minaj's 2018 has been fairly hectic.

Music aside, she has had an ongoing beef with female rapper Cardi B.

The two had constantly been taking subtle shots at each other in their lyrics, and this rivalry came to the forefront at during New York Fashion Week a few weeks ago, which resulted in Cardi B launching a shoe at Nicki's head.

But from a music point of view, Nicki's album 'Queen' that came out in August has been a success, placing highly on the billboard charts.

One song that wasn't included on Queen was 'Sorry', and it looks to have landed her in quite a bit of trouble.

According to BBC, Minaj has been sued by 'Fast Car' singer Tracy Chapman for copyright infringement, relating to the song 'Sorry', which Chapman alleges incorporates the lyrics and vocal melody from her song 'Baby, Can I Hold You' without permission.

The lawsuit claims Nicki, real name Onika Tanya Maraj, tried several times to get permission to use the sample after she'd already recorded her song using it.

It says Tracy's representatives "repeatedly" denied the request.

She has not yet responded to the suit.