*Nicki Minaj reached a settlement in the $30 million lawsuit filed against her by her former wig maker, Terrence Davidson, who accused the rapper of cheating him out of millions of dollars by stealing his designs and failing to come through on a promised reality show. A federal court judge ruled in favor of Minaj and dismissed the entire suit. The judge concluded that since Davidson never had any written contracts with Nicki he had no case.
In his 2014 lawsuit, Davidson claims Minaj stole his colorful wig designs and sold them to the public. Nicki fired back, accusing Terrence of igniting a legal battle because he was bitter that he lost her as a client. She also asked the court to dismiss the suit because a wig style can’t be trademarked.
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The federal court judge agreed with the singer and awarded Terrence nothing from his $30 million dollar legal battle. However, he did file and appeal and won! His victory was based on the fact that he and Nicki had an oral agreement which allowed for Davidson to design and sell Minaj wigs for her personal use only. He said he would have charged her a higher price for his designs had he known she planned to sell them to her adoring fans.
Davidson’s legal battle against Nicki didn’t end there. On April 1, the designer filed a document that dismissed all claims against Minaj, but the court settlement terms are to be kept confidential.
Minaj has become known not only for her often XXX-rated music, but for her unique and extravagant fashion sense. Regarding her choice of hair styles, Minaj has said, “My wigs are ever changing in height, width, color, size. They make me feel happy. Wearing them makes me feel like I can be a different person every day and that is kind of exciting.”
h/t: TheJasmine Brand