Nicki Minaj is being sued by a jewelry store after allegedly not paying for loaned custom jewelry pieces, which they claim she failed to return on time and damaged.
The 40-year-old Super Bass rapper is being taken to court by luxury West Hollywood jewelry boutique Roseark, according to TMZ.
The Trinidadian-born entertainer — who recently shared adorable snaps of her two-year-old son on Instagram — reportedly loaned some jewelry pieces for a public appearance via her stylist Brett Alan Nelson, who signed a contract with the store.
Roseark said they sent Nelson invoices for the damage, which totals $26,239.50 plus interest.
Meanwhile Minaj’s attorney, Jordan Siev, told TMZ hie client is not responsible and claims that the store is using her for publicity.
Legal woes: Nicki Minaj is being sued by a jewelry store after allegedly not paying for loaned custom jewelry pieces, which they claim she failed to return on time and damaged
As per the contract, Nelson was supposed to return the accessories within a week, and pay for any potential damages.
The lawsuit states that Nelson did not return 66 of the pieces by the deadline, and that when he did finally return them, two were noticeably damaged: a set of earrings and a leaf ring.
A source close to Minaj is denying the allegations and told the publication everything was returned on time, and that the store made a complaint about a missing stone only after the already had the pieces for a considerable length of time.
Meanwhile her attorney stated, ‘We have not been presented with any evidence that any of the jewelry at issue was damaged by Nicki.’
‘This lawsuit appears to be nothing more than an ordinary insurance claim by the jeweler designed to generate publicity for itself and extract a payment to which it is not entitled. We will defend the lawsuit vigorously.’
The store says they have not gotten paid despite multiple collection attempts.
They are suing both Nicki and her stylist for the sum.
The lawsuit news comes just a day after Nicki announced her much-anticipated album release date.
Battle over bling: The 40-year-old Super Bass rapper is being taken to court by West Hollywood jewelry boutique Roseark according to TMZ; Minaj seen in 2022
Pricey accessories: The entertainer reportedly loaned the pieces for a public appearance. The store claims the damage totals $26,239.50 plus interest; Pictured 2018
Not responsible: Minaj’s attorney, Jordan Siev, told TMZ hie client is not responsible and claims that the store is using her for publicity; Minaj seen in 2022
The songstress took to Twitter on Monday writing, ’10/20/23 The Album’ alongside emojis of a CD and a pink bow.
This will be her first studio album in five years, after 2018’s Queen.
The currently-untitled album could be the first one she releases under her own record label, Heavy On It, which she announced earlier this year via her Queen Radio show.
Nicki will also be featured on the upcoming soundtrack for Barbie, which is set to be released on July 21.
Aside from her music career the star has also been busy with motherhood.
In April she shared several photos of her son to social media. The performer’s baby boy was seen while spending time at a restaurant, playing with a toy basketball and watching a video on a phone.
The hitmaker has not revealed her son’s name to the public as of yet, and usually refers to him as Papa Bear in her various social media posts.
Minaj shares her son with her husband, Kenneth ‘Zoo’ Petty, whom she married in 2019.
New tunes! It comes just a day after Nicki announced her much-anticipated album release date for October 20th. This will be her first studio album in five years, after 2018’s Queen
Busy mom: Aside from her music career the star has also been busy with motherhood. In April she shared several adorable photos of her son, two, to social media
The two have known each other ever since their childhood years and began dating in 2018.
Minaj revealed that she was pregnant through a post that was shared to her Instagram account in July of 2020.
The Grammy Award-nominated performer went on to give birth to her son in September of that year.
The Super Bass singer was previously in a long-term relationship with Safaree Samuels that lasted from 2000 until 2014.
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