Nicki Minaj Sued By Musician Over ‘starships’

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The rapper had started his Twitter rampage by taking aim at his label, Atlantic – who may have dropped the star – and soon moved on to stating that he had had sexual relations with Minaj and R&B beauty Ciara, among others. Gucci may have been dropped by his label, Atlantic Gucci used the micro-blogging site to lash out at his label bosses at Atlantic Records as well as name check a number of stars, including Drake and Waka Flocka Flame, whilst also boasting about his supposed sexual escapades with Minaj and Ciara. Both he and Minaj have since deleted their tweets, however they didn’t have time to delete them without anyone taking full notice and keeping record of what each person said. The rapper claimed that he made it with the ‘Starships’ singer more than once, and not on his own either, as he boasted of his probably false exploits. “Me and waka f–k nikki minaj dats nothing,” he wrote, alluding to the premise that he and fellow rapper Waka Flocka Flame got down and dirty with Nicki. “Nikki minaj can do a trick with her mouth ask waka?” Nicki was quick to shoot down Gucci’s claims Minaj was quick to shoot down his claims though, tweeting, “May God strike me dead if I ever had sex wit that man… N**ga da way ya (sic) ugliness is set up… crackhead. Jesus strike me dead right now if I ever had sex with this animal.” The singer/rapper later updated her Twitter feed saying that she had received an apology from Gucci and shared her concerns for his wellbeing with her fans. She posted, “Ok Gee (Gucci Mane) called me… that was fun tho.

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Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 2 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Nicki Minaj sued by musician over ‘Starships’ Haley Blum, USA TODAY 6:05 p.m. EDT September 12, 2013 The rapper was hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit Tuesday from Chicago musician Clive Tanaka, who claims the song borrows heavily from one of his. Nicki Minaj poses backstage at Herve Leger By Max Azria fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Sept. 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo: Neilson Barnard, Getty Images) SHARE 18 CONNECT 4 TWEET 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE Did Nicki Minaj really steal her summer 2012 hit Starships from someone else? That’s the case if you believe Chicago musician Clive Tanaka, who says Minaj’s summer 2012 mega-hit copies substantial parts of his own 2009 song Neu Chicago. Tanaka filed a lawsuit against Minaj, producer Nadir Khayat better known as RedOne and writers Carl Falk, Wayne Hector and Rami Yacoub, claiming copyright infringement, according to The Chicago Tribune . Tanaka says his song already had significant airplay in the United States, as well as hundreds of thousands of streams online, before Starships could have been conceived. RELATED: Nicki Minaj turns #throwback into #thong Tanaka is described in the Chicago Tribune article as a mysterious figure, albeit an award-winning musician, who has never performed live in public. “We believe they are similar to the point that it is nearly impossible for it to be a coincidence,” Christopher Niro, Tanaka’s attorney, tells the paper about the two songs.

After whispers of her attendance had already reached a fever pitch at the tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Lincoln Center on Saturday afternoon, the crowd was ecstatic to see her. And so was an unusually large scrum of photographers and reporters. Thankfully, the seemingly tough “Super Bass” musician had her support system with her. We watched as Nicki turned to longtime boyfriend (and personal assistant) Safaree Samuels with a nervous look on her face every few seconds as they slowly attempted to make their way to their seats. Samuels appeared to be holding her hand for and helping her out with adoring looks as her two burly security guards shouted and shoved to help the pair sit so that the show could get underway. Minaj looking less than pleased (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images) We weren’t the only ones who noticed the commotion the muscle created. “Her crew was acting as if they were members of the Secret Service and there was a credible threat to the president … and that president was Nicki Minaj,” New York Magazine’s Fug Girls wrote . “They yelled at reporters to get out of their faces, manhandled those in their wake, and seemingly came close to decking a member of the press corps who tried to snap a front row photo of Nicki.” Once the couple was seated, Nicki still didn’t crack a smile. During the show itself, the 30-year-old star (and her men) seemed to relax a bit, taking in the latest collection of sexy bandage dresses and bathing suits from designer Max Azria. Samuels continuously whispered into her ear as they both snapped photos. Backstage, things seemed a bit lighter, as the former “American Idol” judge hugged and kissed the designer.

Nicki Minaj Hit With “Starships” Copyright Infringement Suit

The similarity between both songs is arguable, but according to Tanakas lawyer, Christopher Niro, theres one piece of information that could be vital in the Windy City artists lawsuit. Tanaka believes RedOne and other Starships writers could have been living in Sweden when his record, Neu Chicago, was featured in several advertising campaigns in the country. “They had a very good opportunity to hear itWe believe they are similar to the point that it is nearly impossible for it to be a coincidence, Niro revealed to the Chicago Tribune. Neither Nicki Minaj nor a rep for the rapper has responded publicly to Tanakas lawsuit. Although Nicki Minaj was sued by an exotic car rental company in 2010, the copyright infringement lawsuit filed this week by Tanaka serves as a rarity for the Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded mastermind. On the contrary, Cash Money Records and its artist have been hit with numerous lawsuits over the past few years. Most notoriously, Lil Wayne settled a $20 million lawsuit with Lollipop producer Deezle last year over unpaid work for Tha Carter III. Additionally, Drake also found himself at the center of a costly lawsuit when a woman claiming to be the singer/rappers girlfriend sued over the use of her vocals on Marvins Room. This is a test of the error system Add New Comment Got an account with one of these? Log in here, or just enter your info and leave a comment below. Now that you’re logged in, you don’t have to fill out a captcha. * required field Error Submitting Comment This is a test of the error system Got an account with one of these? Log in here, or just enter your info and leave a comment below.