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Musician files lawsuit over Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s “Side to Side”

Christopher R. O’Connor claims that the smash hit ripped from a song written by him.

March 30, 2018
Musician files lawsuit over Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s “Side to Side” Kevin Winter / Getty Images

TMZ reported that a texan musician named Christopher R. O'Connor is suing UMG over Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj's reggae-tinged bop "Side to Side" which he claims took from a song of his named "J5 (T6)." UMG reportedly asked him to send a demo of the song in question; O'Connor also claims that the song was written before "Side to Side" and is asking for a songwriting credit and royalties.

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Musician files lawsuit over Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s “Side to Side”