Nicki’s allegedly used ‘half of the lyrics and vocal melody’ of the 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.
Tracy Chapman is asking that the song not be released again and that she also receive damages.
And Nicki has recently featured in another new track, Goodbye, by 29-year-old singer Jason Derulo.
The Florida-born singer-songwriter collaborated with David Guetta and Willy William on the song.
Goodbye is a single off Derulo‘s forthcoming album 2Sides.
Meanwhile, it’s recently been announced that Minaj will be one of the first performers at the MTV EMAs, which will be held in Bilbao, Spain on November 4.
The Anaconda hitmaker is joining a ‘badass female line-up’ according to show producers, alongside multi-platinum superstar Halsey, 24, and Spanish superstar Rosalía, 25.
Nicki is also up for two nominations at this year’s awards – for Best Hip Hop and Best Look.