Nicki Minaj sued for $30 million
A hair stylist is accusing former “American Idol” judge and rapper Nicki Minaj of wigging out on a deal.
Terrence Davidson filed suit Friday in district court in Atlanta alleging that the star not only stole his wig designs, but also cost him a potential reality show deal that he was discouraged from pursuing.
According to the complaint, Davidson started working for Minaj — whose real name is Onika Maraj — as her hair stylist in January 2010. He says he began making wigs for her which she would then select for her appearances.
At the time Minaj was a burgeoning star who had steadily built her fan base by appearing as a guest rapper on mix tapes and projects by her label mates at Young Money Entertainment. She quickly became known as the first lady of Young Money, which includes superstar rappers Drake and Lil Wayne.
The female rapper also became well known for her sense of style, including a multitude of wigs ranging from platinum blonde to pink. She poses in an ensemble which includes a pink wig on the cover of her platinum-selling debut album “Pink Friday,” released in November 2010.