Young Money’s Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande are receiving some unexpected negative press. A musician has targeted both high-profile entertainers for allegedly going the dirty route for their “Side To Side” collaboration.

According to Texas artist Christopher R. O’Connor, someone from UMG Recordings hooked Grande and Nicki up by jacking his “J5 (T6)” song without permission.

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. (TMZ)

A few hours ago, rap veteran Foxy Brown revealed she had an emotional chat with Nicki Minaj.

Last night, Nicki released her first Instagram posts since December 30.

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Earlier this month, Foxy Brown updated fans on Nicki’s well-being.