Music Stars and Lawsuits

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  • Jay Z
  • Nina Simone
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Robin Thicke
  • Lil Kim vs. Anderw Ro
  • Alicia Keys
  • Frank Ocean
  • Pharrell
  • Tyga
  • Naughty By Nature
  • Rick Ross
  • Game, 40 Glocc
  • Game
  • Game
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West and Common vs. Joe Farell Lawsuit
  • Kanye West vs. Vince P Lawsuit
  • Bobby Poindexter vs. Kanye West Lawsuit
  • The Throne vs. Syl Johnson Lawsuit
  • Jay-Z Roc-A-Fella Lawsuit
  • Jay-Z vs. Patrick White Lawsuit
  • Jay-Z and Timbaland vs. Baligah Hamdy Estate Lawsuit
  • Jay-Z
  • Young Money, Lil Wayne
  • Lil Wayne, QD III
  • Flo Rida
  • Soulja Boy
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber vs. Stacey Wilson Betts Lawsuit
  • Mac Miller vs. Lord Finesse Lawsuit
  • Lil Wayne vs. Deezle Lawsuit
  • 50 Cent vs. Bobby Poindexter Lawsuit
  • Curren$y vs. Damon Dash Lawsuit
  • Drake vs. Ericka Lee Lawsuit
  • Cash Money vs. EMI Lawsuit
  • The Black-Eyed Peas vs. Phoenix Phenom Lawsuit
  • Max Gregory Warren vs. Wiz Khalifa Lawsuit
  • Usher vs. Ernest Lee Straughter Lawsuit
  • Jim Jones vs. Christopher R. Liggio Lawsuit
  • Lil Wayne vs. Rich Rick Lawsuit
  • Lauryn Hill vs. Jay Gore Lawsuit
  • Outkast vs. Rosa Parks Lawsuit
  • Lauryn Hill vs. New Ark Lawsuit
  • Drake vs. Playboy Lawsuit
  • Destiny's Child vs. Ricky Allen Lawsuit
  • Mary J. Blige vs. Jay Ballard and Kim Jones Lawsuit
  • Lady Gaga vs. Rob Fusari Lawsuit
  • John Legend vs. Anthony Strokes Lawsuit
  • Jay Z, Frank Ocean, Kanye West
  • Damon Dash, Lee Daniels
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lil Wayne
  • Katy Perry, Flame
  • Drake
  • Jermaine Dupri
  • Frank Ocean
  • Dr. Dre
  • Jay Z
  • Ludacris
  • Rick Ross
  • Kanye West, Bound 2

Nicki Minaj vs. Clive Tanaka

Clive Tanaka, a reclusive musician, has sued YMCMB first lady Nicki Minaj, accusing the Barb and her writers of stealing the composition for her dance/pop hit "Starships." The Japanese artist filed the copyright infringement lawsuit in Chicago's U.S. District Court, claiming uncredited sampling of his song "Neu Chicago," which was picked up for T.V. ads by a retailer and a beverage in Sweden, where some of Nicki's collaborators may have resided at the time.

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