Nicki Minaj — Massive Hit ‘Starships’ Is a Rip-Off … According to Lawsuit

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Nicki Minaj“s massive hit “Starships” is full-on deja vu to EDM star Clive Tanaka — because it sounds pretty damn identical to a song he released a year before Nicki”s … and now he”s suing her over it.

Tanaka filed a federal suit in Chicago this week against Nicki, 3 writers, and the song”s producer — claiming copyright infringement on his 2011 tune … “Neu Chicago.”

Listen to a snippet of “”Starships” … and then listen to Tanaka”s song (below) — matter of fact, you can even listen to “em at the same time.

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