Nicki Minaj Being Taken to Court for Alleged Plagiarism
Raptress Nicki Minaj is being taken to court by an aspiring electronic artist Clive Tanaka over her alleged copyright infringment of his song.
The news that was first broken by the Chicago Tribune, forwards Tanaka's claim, according to which, Minaj partially plagiarised the content of his 2011 song "Neu Chicago" in her smashit tune of last year, "Starships."
In addition to the "Pink Friday" hitmaker, the plaintiff has also named "Starships" producer RedOne, and its co-writers, Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk and Wayne Hector as co-defendants in his lawsuit.
Apparently, Tanaka's track was used in a few Swedish television advertisements, and he claims his perpetrators might have caught its whiff while living in Sweden.
Offering the connection to support their claim, Tanaka's attorney Christopher Niro told the press: "[The 'Starship' collaborators] had a very good opportunity to hear it. We believe they are similar to the point that it is nearly impossible for it to be a coincidence."
Earlier, the underground musician had uploaded a combination of the two songs online so that the listerners could compare and find out the genuineness of his claim themselves.
So far, neither Minaj nor the rest of her co-defendants have spoken to press on this subject.