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Nicki Minaj accused of idea theft for her upcoming song "Barbie World"

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Nicki Minaj accused of idea theft for her upcoming song "Barbie World"

American rapper Nicki Minaj is accused of stealing the concept for her upcoming song “Barbie World” from other rappers Swaatie and Jason Martin.

Martin, popularly known as Problem, took to social media to express his displeasure.

Martin claimed that he and Saweetie wrote a song together, which they then sent to Minaj for a possible duet.

Instead of nurturing this triangle of talent, he alleged that the Queen of Rap reused the song for her duet with Ice Spice, ignoring the "Icy Girl" artist.

Martin wrote on his Twitter account: “As a writer on this, I can confirm this song and idea was sent to her last year to submit for the Barbie movie. It’s sad to see that the original artist has been pushed off a song that was her idea and was meant for both of them. I have no side in this, but I will be compensated.”

Nicki Minaj is yet to respond to Martin's allegations.

The music industry frequently faces accusations of plagiarism. PitchMark wrote about British pop superstar Ed Sheeran being accused of plagiarizing Marvin Gaye's 1973 hit song Let's Get It On in his 2014 hit song Thinking Out Loud, but he denied the allegations in court arguing that similarities between the songs involve basic musical “building blocks” that are not protected by copyright. Recently, a jury in New York ruled that Sheeran did not infringe on the copyright of the classic song.

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