Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s hit “Side to Side” is the subject of a new lawsuit. A man named Christopher R. O'Connor has filed a lawsuit claiming the tune is a rip-off of his track, "J5 (T6).”
He’s claiming someone at UMG Recordings found his song and used it as the basis for the Ari/Nicki collaboration. He’s also accusing UMG of using some of his other tunes for songs by Taylor Swift and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda.
Ari and Nicki are not the ones being sued though. He’s taking UMG to court, asking for royalties from their song.