Nicki Minaj sued for allegedly damaging borrowed jewellery, according to a recent publication shared by TMZ.
The rapper is being sued over allegedly unpaid fees for personalized jewellery; however, her lawyer denies this and maintains that the jeweller is only using her for attention.
A West Hollywood jeweller is suing the rapper on the grounds that the jeweller loaned the rapper some bling, which is a fairly common practice for celebs, but that part of the jewellery returned broken, which is unusual.
In a recent lawsuit, which TMZ was able to get, it is claimed that Roseark Jewels Store and Nicki’s stylist Brett Alan Nelson agreed that Roseark would lend Nicki jewels for a public appearance.
According to the business, the agreement required Brett to pay for any damage the jewellery would sustain while in his care and return the bling within a week.
In the documents, Roseark alleges that Nicki’s stylist missed the deadline for returning 66 pieces of jewellery and that when Brett eventually paid for the bling, a pair of earrings and a leaf ring had visible damage.
According to a source close to Nicki, everything was delivered on time as promised, and the jeweller’s store wasn’t alerted to a missing stone until after the jewellery had been in its hands for some time.
The jewellery shop claims to have given Brett invoices totalling $26,239.50 plus interest for the damage. Roseark employees assert that despite numerous attempts to collect, they have not yet received payment.
So, Roseark is suing Nicki and her stylist for the money … even though it appears Nikki never had any direct dealings with the jeweller.
In fact, Nicki’s attorney, Jordan Siev, tells TMZ … “We have not been presented with any evidence that any of the jewellery at issue was damaged by Nicki. This lawsuit appears to be nothing more than an ordinary insurance claim by the jeweller designed to generate publicity for itself and extract a payment to which it is not entitled. We will defend the lawsuit vigorously.