Nicki Minaj’s former wig designer Terrence Davidson slapped her with a whopping $30 million lawsuit in February after claiming she and Pink Personality LLC broke implied contracts, misappropriated his designs and killed his dreams of launching a reality TV show.
However, the “Anaconda” rapper has nothing to worry about because the judge has now thrown out the lawsuit. Minaj, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj, had her lawyers file a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in May, and now U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy in Atlanta, Georgia, has agreed that Davidson did not have the grounds to claim, the BBC reports.
Davidson began working as a hairstylist for Minaj in 2010 and stopped working for the rapper in 2013. In February, he and his lawyer Christopher Chestnut explained their claim to CNN.
“I see these wigs online,” Davidson said of the wigs he created for Minaj. “People are basically duplicating what I created for Nicki Minaj.”
“Nicki Minaj is reaping great success and financial bounty reward for Terrence’s creative expertise, and he is entitled to participate in that,” Chestnut said. “Someone’s got to stand up for the artist. We applaud the fact that she’s making millions, but she’s also got to pay bounty to those whose creative designs she’s making millions off of.”
The judge has now ruled Davidson’s order that the verbal promises of future business that he got from Minaj and her team were too vague and that it was unreasonable for Davidson to rely on them as a done deal, the BBC reports.
Looks like Minaj is in the clear!