Nicki Minaj Sued By Musician Over ‘starships’

“I think that the Grammys had a different reason, that I do not want to discuss … and that’s just between me and them,” she said in a recent interview. “But I respect their organization and I’ll get a Grammy eventually. I’m not worried about it.” A representative for The Recording Academy didn’t immediately respond to an email Tuesday seeking comment. Minaj was featured on Ludacris’ “My Chick Bad,” which was nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award, before she released her first album. She was criticized when she released her sophomore album last April for taking on a pop-and-electronic sound that echoed Katy Perry, Rihanna and Ke$ha. “Roman Reloaded” is a mesh of hip-hop, dance, pop, R&B and reggae flavors, and producers included radio hit makers like RedOne and Dr. Luke. “I understand that artists and critics make a big deal over the Grammys. But when I go to my shows and I’m selling out arenas in London, and when I’m in Australia and Japan, there aren’t any Grammys there,” she said. “There are human beings who I’ve touched. There are human beings who are inspired by me, who I love dearly. And that’s what my career is based on.” Minaj, who is a new judge on “American Idol” alongside Mariah Carey and Keith Urban, said she would probably be upset if she doesn’t earn Grammy respect later in her career.

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 6:09 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 46 CONNECT 10 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. Starships set a Billboard record when it remained in the Top 10 for 21 straight weeks.

Nicki Minaj blasts Gucci Mane as ‘sick’ and ‘in dire need of rehab’ after rapper claims they slept together

So it’s no surprise that the rapper took to Twitter to air out his dirty laundry. What is shocking is the list of celebrities he threw into the fire. The most outrageous claim being that he slept with Nicki Minaj , and not just on one occasion and not alone. “Me and waka f–k nikki minaj dats nothing,” he tweeted Monday, stating that rapper Waka Flocka Flame got in on the action with the “Starships” rapper. “Nikki minaj can do a trick with her mouth ask waka?” “May God strike me dead if I ever had sex wit that man #ugliness,” Minaj replied in a tweet she later deleted. “He’s sick and in dire need of rehab. #Love” Gucci Mane also included Monica and Keyshia Cole as ladies he’s bedded. Flocka’s humorous reply was: ‘Kids please don’t do drugs @gucci1017 is the perfect outcome lol #IceCreamCone.” Kids please dont do drugs @gucci1017 is the perfect outcome lol #IceCreamCone Waka Flocka Flame (@WakaFlockaBSM) September 9, 2013 The 33-year-old Alabama rapper went on to detail his relationship with Minaj, rehashing how he helped her when she was just starting to make a name for herself in the industry. “Did I put nikki n 50 dollar room then let her move in,” Mane tweeted. “Then help her get an apartment im a fool 4 a bubble butt but I hate a–shots fake ho.” Getty Images Gucci Mane’s tweets claim he also slept with Fantasia Barrino and Ciara. The “I Just Wanna Party” rapper was referring to when Minaj lived in Atlanta in the early stages of her career while being managed by Deb Antney, Waka Flocka’s mom and Mane’s former manager. Gooch also responded to the former “American Idol” judge’s comments about him needing an intervention after several instances of incarceration. “Tell. Her intervention my d–k in her throat I moved dat b—h to atl,” he continued.