Nicki Minaj Getting Sued By Ex-Wig Stylist For $30 MILLION!
Never play with the person who creates your HAIR AFFAIRS!
Terrence Davidson filed a lawsuit in a district court in Atlanta alleging that his former client Nicki Minaj (he was the maker of all those multi-colored wigs that got her so much attention) STOLE his wig designs. He also claims she discouraged him from taking a potential reality show deal.
Nicki and Terrence split last year and it was an extra messy fall out.
Now that Nicki is selling wigs on her website--allegedly in the same likeness as the wigs Terrence once created--Terrence is pissed.
Both Davidson and his attorney, Christopher Chestnut, talked to CNN about his influence on crafting Minaj's image as well as the fact that the rapper now sells wigs on her site based on the designs Davidson says he created. The stylist said he discovered the wigs were being marketed and sold after someone sent him a picture and he began researching.
"I see these wigs online," said Davidson, who has also worked with others in the industry, including singers Patti LaBelle and rapper Remy Ma. "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."
Terrence also revealed in the suit that he and Nicki discussed launching a wig line together, with an accompanying reality show. But that never went down:
"...The suit claims, "Minaj and her agents became mum about the business ventures and took active steps to isolate Mr. Davidson and preclude him from the notoriety he deserved for his wig designs."
"On its face you might think, what this guy is suing over wigs," Davidson's attorney Chestnut said. "But we really have to consider this in context. Hair is a multibillion-dollar industry, but moreover these are not your grandma's wigs. These are eclectic. They are decadent, and they are creative. This is about a brand that Terrence has built."
WOW….Don’t play with the WIGS Y’all!