If the hook in Ariana Grande's hit song, "One Last Time," sounds familiar that's because she jacked it from a song that came out 2 years earlier ... according to a new lawsuit.
Songwriter Alex Greggs says he wrote, and holds the copyright on the 2012 tune, "Takes All Night" ... an EDM track for Skye Stevens. In the suit, Greggs says Ariana and David Guetta -- who produced "One Last Time" -- duplicated the most memorable part of his song ... the chorus!
Greggs is a heavy hitter, who's worked with Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and both Jacksons -- Janet and Michael -- and says Ariana copied his music as well as lyrics, like ... "take(s) [or taking] you home."
He's suing for a cut of the profits from AG's track, a top 20 hit in 2014.
Meek Mill tried to set up a full blockade of Drake in Philadelphia, but the plan blew up in his face ... TMZ has learned.
Sources in both rappers' camps tell us Meek had Sunday night marked down on his calendar -- knowing full well Drake was scheduled to be behind enemy lines ... performing in Meek's hometown. We're told Meek's crew put out calls to several nightclubs asking them to turn down Drake if he wanted to throw an after-party.
Meek's camp also put out calls to several hundred of their homies in town, and asked them to make a show of force at the Wells Fargo Center. Things really got heated when their crews contacted each other directly -- Meek's team warning Drake's that there better not be any disrespect when they got to Philly.
We're told the warning only pissed off Drake ... and reignited the beef. This is exactly why he called Meek a "p****" on Saturday night ... and then ripped into him even harder in Philly.
For what it's worth -- Drake did NOT party in town after the concert. It's unclear if that's because Meek's blockade was successful, or if Drizzy just chose to get the hell outta Dodge ... with all his bodyguards nearby.
Nipsey Hussle never has to worry about running outta chronic as long as he's wearing his new 100 percent smokable gold chain.
Nipsey's new piece is every stoner's dream ... 100 grams of weed rolled into joints with gold papers, and then linked together. The giant pendant is toke-ready too!
The handiwork was done by professional joint roller Tony Greenhand -- yes, that's a job, and you gotta love his name. We're told the papers alone cost $300, and the pendant is loaded with $3,000 worth of pot ... retail price, of course.
Nispey got it gratis though. It's just a matter of time before that chain's reduced to a choker, and then a bracelet ... a ring ... paper clip ...
Ariana Grande and Mac Miller are going very public with their relationship -- sucking down sushi and each other's faces, and we got the pics.
The couple hit up Katsu-Ya in the Valley Sunday night and couldn't keep their hands off of each other -- kissing and giggling through the meal. Witnesses tell us at one point Ariana was even lying on his lap.
Sources close to them tell us they are dating, even though Mac's downplayed their relationship in interviews ... referring to Ariana as just a "homey."
They've got some history. Before Ariana hooked up with Big Sean ... Mac was on the scene as her boyfriend in her "The Way" music video.
Tyga better bust out his bad renter playbook to deal with another landlord who won a judgment against him for trashing a rented space.
Tyga owes $186,275.89 to F&S Investment Properties after he allegedly abandoned ship and left the space in ruins ... according to docs. The "Rack City" rapper rented the space for his company, Egypt Last Kings Clothing, and is accused of pouring ink down the drainand a bunch of other tenant no-nos.
Here's the deal ... if Tyga doesn't pay he knows what could happen next -- F&S lawyers will grill him in court about his finances. You'll recall a Malibu landlord tried to do the same, but when Tyga was a no-show for a hearing ... a warrant went out for his arrest. He eventually paid up to settle the case.
No doubt, F&S is gunning for the same result. Rinse and repeat.
Demi Lovato has been sued by the group Sleigh Bells for allegedly ripping off their critically acclaimed song, "Infinity Guitars."
Demi's song "Stars" -- released last year as a bonus track in her album "Confident" -- has "virtually identical content" to "Infinity Guitars" ... so claims the group. The lawsuit says, "The combination of the hand claps and bass drum, structured as 3 quarter beats and a rest ... is at least substantially similar in both works."
"Infinity Guitars," released in 2010, was a massive critically acclaimed hit, scoring in Rolling Stone as one of the best songs of the year.
Last November, producers said "We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato's song Stars. Demi was also not involved with the production. She only wrote top line."
Sleigh Bells wants some serious profits from Demi and the other defendants, and they want to yank her song from getting more play.
Prince's deadly dose of the powerful painkiller Fentanyl was NOT prescribed by a doctor, which means it's a near impossibility anyone will ever be charged with his murder.
Law enforcement sources confirm investigators have not turned up a prescription for the Fentanyl. The Fentanyl pills found at Paisley Park were in a bottle labeled hydrocodone -- and it's now believed they were illegally obtained.
Our sources tell us whoever gave Prince the drug would face a 3rd degree murder charge under Minnesota law. However, without a prescription, we're told Prince's doctors would be in the clear ... so there'll be no Conrad Murray-esque trial.
Investigators would have to track down the source of the illicit Fentanyl -- it's reportedly an epidemic problem in Minnesota -- for anyone to stand trial for murder.
It's still possible a doctor could get nailed for over-prescribing other opioids. Remember, we broke the story ... Prince nearly OD'd on Percocet 6 days before his death at Paisley Park.