Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj are in hot water with an artist from Texas, name is Christopher R. O’Connor alleging that UMG recordings jacked his “J5 (T6)” song without permission.
According to SOHH.com:
O’Connor tells us he reached out to UMG about the alleged copyright violation and was instructed to send in a demo … but the company didn’t address his accusation of song stealing. O’Connor also tells us he believes UMG has found some more of his songs online and used them to produce other copies … by artists like Mike Shinoda and Taylor Swift. He’s suing UMG — not Grande or Minaj — asking for royalties from “Side To Side” (which currently has over a billion views on YouTube) and a song-writing credit.