According to hotnewhiphop.com Christopher R. O’Connor sued the record label UMG, asking for royalties from “Side to Side” and wants songwriting credit, because he believes the song sounds exactly like his song “J5 (T6)”.
O’Connor believes that a record executive at UMG, the label that’s home to Grande, got wind of his track and decided to repurpose it for another, more famous artist. He has since brought the case to the record label, who instructed him to send in a demo for assessment. However, the company does not believe that any aspect of the arrangement was appropriated for Grande’s advantage.
Listen below, do you think the songs are similiar?