“Young Money” rapstress Nicki Minaj has been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit over her massive hit track, “Starships.”
According to Clive Tanaka, who filed a federal suit in Chicago this week against Nicki, three writers and the song’s producer — claims the songstress and her team ripped off his 2011 tune, “Neu Chicago.” Which sounds pretty damn identical to the hit track he released a year before Minaj.
Tanaka even went as far as to prove it by playing a snippet of the original and then a edit of both tracks. Listen to the tracks below.
The original track:
Nicki’s remake of the track:
And Tanaka’s edit of both tracks on top of each other.. proving the song was copied:
And for mobile users: