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Nicki Minaj sued by former wig guru

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Nicki Minaj is about to wig out.

The rapper is being sued by her former “wig guru” Terrence Davidson, according to Time. The magazine reports Davidson will file suit Friday morning, claiming Minaj stole wig designs he personalized for her, and then sold and licensed them without giving him a cut of the profits.

The two began working together in 2010, before the release of Pink Friday. In the lawsuit, which Time has obtained, lawyers for Davidson claim he created “fresh, hip, and unique wigs” that “significantly contributed to Minaj’s unsurpassed notoriety for her wigs.” Davidson claims the two had plans to create a wig line together, but by 2012 he was beginning to get phased out of Team Minaj, and he quit in January 2013.

Davidson’s suing now because there are Minaj-branded wigs on sale on her own website, and Davidson wants a cut of the profits.

“Nicki Minaj is reaping great success and financial bounty reward for Terrence’s creative expertise, and he is entitled to participate in that,” Davidson’s lawyer told CNN. “Someone’s got to stand up for the artist. We applaud the fact that she’s making millions, but she’s also got to pay bounty to those whose creative designs she’s making millions off of.”

A rep for Minaj didn’t immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.

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