The drama between Nicki Minaj and her ex-stylist Terrence Davidson continues. Yesterday morning, Terrence Davidson (the man responsible for Minaj’s attention grabbing multi-colored wigs) filed a lawsuit in an Atlanta district court, claiming that his former friend and client, Nicki Minaj, stole his wig designs. He also alleges that the “Beez in the Trap” rapper discouraged him from taking a lucrative reality TV show deal (which we’re guessing he now regrets).
Last year, Nicki and Terrence had a messy split but it was insult to injury when Minaj began selling Davidson’s wig designs on her website without his permission.
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.”
This could get messy! – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie