Nicki Minaj & producer RedOne accused of ripping off track, Neu Chicago

One of the biggest hits of Nicki Minaj seems to have been created originally by Minaj and her producers. Clive Tanaka, electronic music artist, who accuses the rapper and his collaborators have used one of his songs without permission.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the musician filed a lawsuit on Tuesday (10) which says that several elements of his track "Neu Chicago", the 2011 album "Jet Set Siempre 1 °", were incorporated into the track "Starships", composed in 2012.

Tanaka's lawyer, Christopher Niro, told the newspaper that "Neu Chicago" was used in commercials in Sweden, where he resides RedOne and three other employees of "Starships": Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub and Wayne Hector. Described as "reclusive" by his lawyer, Tanaka would have noticed the similarities last year and even created a mashup using the two tracks, released on Soundcloud. To date, neither the rapper nor the producers have spoken.

Listen to "Neu Chicago" Clive Tanaka and “Starships" Nicki Minaj below: