Nicki Minaj may be going from the warm beach into some hot water!
The hip hop diva is being sued by an EDM star named Clive Tanaka, who says Nicki's 2012 hit Starships is a straight rip-off of his earlier song, Neu Chicago!
Clive filed suit this week against Nicki herself, the song's three credited writers, and a producer over the alleged beat thievery.
Something tells us gurl won't be able to get out of this one just by signing an autograph!
So is there merit to Clive's claims? What do U think?
Ch-ch-check out both songs and compare for yourself …AFTER THE JUMP!!!