Earlier this year, hip-hop doll Nicki Minaj’s (pictured) former wig designer Terrence Davidson sued her for $30 million, alleging she agreed to partner with him to sell and license the hair creations he made especially for her. Instead, the stylist claims Minaj reneged on their agreement and used his designs to start her own wig line. Now the suit has been tossed out of court, according to TMZ.
Minaj, whose actual name is Onika Tanya Maraj, is known for wearing extravagant costumes and over-the-top multi-colored wigs. Davidson reportedly began working for the rapper back in 2010, and the pair parted company last year. In the suit, he says he created wigs and shades, including the pink number (pictured) that has come to be associated with Minaj.
Davidson claims not only did Minaj and he brainstorm wig designs and plans to co-share a line, but they also conceived a reality show that would feature them both. Instead of these plans coming to pass, though, Minaj and her agents reportedly began pushing him away, not making him privy to any lucrative deals.
To add insult to injury, Davidson says Minaj actually stole a few of his wig creations and repackaged them to place in her own line, with some even being used to design bottle tops for her fragrance line.
The presiding judge over the lawsuit ended up sided with Minaj, however, with the understanding that everyone has a right to make colored wigs, pointing to three of her elaborately colored wigs as examples. Regarding the alleged agreement that the pair was supposed to have a reality show and partnership, the judge felt the conversation was just salon talk that doesn’t hold water in a court of law.