Nicki Minaj Reportedly Being Sued Over Boob T-Shirt Design
As Nicki Minaj prepares to release her second video for “Chun-Li” on Friday (May 4), she reportedly has some legal matters to tend to as well.
According to TMZ, the self-proclaimed Black Barbie is being sued by Isiah Simon, who’s accusing Minaj and Universal Music Group (UMG) of “brazenly” ripping off his inverted heart T-shirt design.
Minaj’s T-shirts say, “I Love Nicki,” but the upside-down heart intended to symbolize “love” looks like two breasts in a bikini. Simon, who says he’s the original creator of the design, uses it for his “I Love Venice Beach” merch.
In the suit, Simon explained he copyrighted the design on Valentine Day’s 2015. Simon is reportedly asking UMG to discontinue the shirts on its website and wants the profits from any shirts already sold.
On the music front, Minaj shared a behind-the-scenes clip of the official “Chun-Li” video last week. In the caption, she explained they’d been shooting for two days and promised the new video will “BLOW ur fkng mind!”
Check out the clip