Nicki Minaj: Did She Blow Off the NBA?By: Kimberly Ripley - August 18, 2014
Nicki Minaj is being sued for allegedly blowing off an NBA All-Star party back in 2011. It doesn’t sound like the ‘Anaconda’ rapper to blow off anything party-related. Do you think there’s any basis to this lawsuit?
Cahuenga, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Nicki Minaj, alleging that she breached her contract to serve as host for that party back in February of 2011. The suit claims she was paid a generous sum to appear at the event, to which she was late. She allegedly only stayed half as long as she was contracted to stay.
The lawsuit claims that Nicki Minaj was paid $53,050 to appear at the NBA All-Star Weekend event at Hollywood’s Siren Studios. It goes on to say that she was supposed to host the party from 1:00 A.M., but showed up at 1:30 and was gone by 2:00. The suit is alleging breach of contact, unjust enrichment and other counts–meaning Cahuenga wants its $53,050 back, “plus lost revenues, including but not limited to, refund claims and lost sales.”
Nicki Minaj’s reps have yet to publicly acknowledge the lawsuit. One source believes the whole situation was simply a matter of Minaj being a diva. She certainly exhibited highly skilled diva traits when serving as a judge on American Idol. In fact, she closely rivaled fellow judge Mariah Carey in the diva category–don’t you think?
Diva or no diva, when you sign your name on the dotted line, you are expected to honor that contract–even if your name is Nicki Minaj.
Do you think Nicki Minaj blew off the NBA? Do you expect she will have to repay the $50,000? Or will her lawyers find a loophole and get her out of this legal mess?
Fans can check out Nicki Minaj–likely in her true diva form–at the VMAs this coming weekend. Airing on August 24th, the ‘Pills N Potions’ singer is on tap to perform.
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