Nicki Minaj, the artist behind Pinkprint, is currently entangled in another legal battle as she faces a lawsuit from a jeweler in West Hollywood. The lawsuit stems from allegations of jewelry damage after the jeweler loaned several pieces to Minaj.
Court documents obtained by TMZ reveal that the jeweler entered into a contract with Nicki’s stylist, Brett Alan Nelson, to provide jewelry for a public appearance. The store had explicitly informed Nelson about the potential fees if any damage occurred while the jewelry was in his possession.
According to the lawsuit, Nelson failed to return 66 pieces of jewelry by the agreed-upon deadline, and upon their return, noticeable damage was observed on a pair of earrings and a leaf ring.
Despite being sent invoices totaling approximately $26,239.50 plus interest for the damages, the stylist did not respond to the jeweler’s communication.
Consequently, the Roseark jewelry store decided to file a lawsuit against both Nicki Minaj and her stylist. However, Minaj’s legal team firmly denies any responsibility and claims that the jeweler is merely exploiting her for publicity.
A source close to the situation informed TMZ that all items were returned on time, as promised. They further stated that concerns were only raised after the alleged damaged items had been back in the jeweler’s possession for an extended period.
Nicki’s attorney, Jordan Siev, addressed the matter, stating, “We have not received any evidence indicating that Nicki caused damage to the jewelry in question. This lawsuit appears to be an ordinary insurance claim by the jeweler seeking publicity and unjustified compensation. We will vigorously defend against these allegations.