American rapper Nicki Minaj sued by a former stylist for allegedly failing to return clothing she borrowed last year, Bossip reports.
Maher Jridi claims he was hired to dress the Anaconda hitmaker for a series of events in 2017, including Paris Fashion Week in France, so he rented a full wardrobe of designer goods for her to choose outfits from.
However, he has accused Nicki of keeping the items in question, leaving him facing a bill of almost $74,000 (£56,400).
The Frenchman was sued by his suppliers for reneging on their agreement to return the clothes, and now Jridi’s going after Minaj, demanding she cover the cost of the invoice.
He apparently is suing in the Manhattan Supreme Court, insisting Nicki ‘created a serious financial hardship for’ him by not paying $73,000 she owed for his work.
Meanwhile, no statement has been releaed yet from Nicki’s camp.
Meanwhile Nicki – born Onika Tanya Maraj – has been opening up about her past abusive relationships.
In teaser clips she shared from her upcoming documentary Queen, Nicki recalled having to protect her mother from her abusive father as a child.
She revealed that she then too became the victim in a violent relationship when she became an adult.
‘That’s why maybe some people would describe me as abrasive or bitchy or whatever because I vowed from that age no man would ever abuse me, call me out my name, treat me like that,’ Nicki said as she began to tear up.
‘Then all of a sudden, that was my life.’ She said: ‘Who was I going to inspire when I had nothing in me to give? I let one human being make me so low, that I didn’t even remember who I was.
‘I was scared to get in the studio. I didn’t believe in myself.’