Even if you are a fan of Nicki Minaj, you have to admit that “Starships” is the most horrific number that she’s ever released. Everything from the ghastly sung chorus to the dreadful, cringing rhyme “jump in my hooptie hooptie hoop, I own that / and I ain’t paying my rent this month, I owe that” echoes many blogger sentiments that the first single from ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ is her worst release to date. With Nicki’s karma for releasing such a bad single affecting her album sales, it’s kinda surprising to discover that the melody was stolen. Chicago producer Clive Tanaka is suing in a multi-million dollar lawsuit over claims of copyright infringement for his 2011 single “Neu Chicago”. The producer also claims to have proof that “Starships” producer RedOne was in Chicago when the song debuted, giving him easy access to sample the song without permission. For something as terrible as “Starships”, musical plagiarism just goes to show how unoriginal and uninspired Minaj’s music truly is. Let’s face it – she’s beat the punchline-metaphor rapping style into the ground to the point that even those furthest away from hip-hop have mastered it. There’s no saving Nicki’s career without a complete departure from her immature YMCMB roots and ‘Pink’ release movements – both of which will never happen. Listen to Tanaka’s mash-up of “Neu Chicago” and “Starships” below and decide for yourself if Nicki is as big as a thief as Beyonce’.