A judge in America has thrown out a lawsuit filed against rapper Nicki Minaj by her former wig designer.
In a lawsuit in February, Terrence Davidson accused Minaj and Pink Personality LLC of breaking verbal contracts.
He also claimed Minaj went back on talks to launch a reality TV show and a wig line and that she stole his designs.
Lawyers for Minaj filed a motion in May to dismiss the lawsuit.
US District Judge Harold Murphy in Atlanta agreed that Davidson did not have grounds to claim.
Davidson said in the $30 million (£18m) lawsuit that he began working as Minaj’s hair stylist in early 2010.
He created various wigs for the rapper, known for her flamboyant hairpieces that she wore to a pre-show for MTV’s Video Music Awards, during media appearances in London and for her video SuperBass.
Davidson said he turned down a contract for a reality TV show after talking to a representative of the rapper.
Terrence Davidson (Centre) claimed Nicki Minaj had stolen his wig designs
Davidson, whose celebrity clients include singers Patti LaBelle and Jennifer Hudson, said Minaj and her team shut him out months into talks about a reality show and a line of wigs.
He stopped working as her stylist in early 2013.
He said the former American Idol judge took his designs without his consent and used them to start her own wig line.
Minaj’s lawyers said that Davidson was “upset because he lost his most famous client” and was seeking to force himself into a business relationship that Minaj and Pink Personality developed without him to get money from them that he didn’t earn.
Nicki Minaj is well known for wearing extravagant wigs
The judge wrote in his order that the verbal promises of future business Davidson said he got from Minaj and her team were too vague and that it was unreasonable for Davidson to rely on them as a done deal.
The judge said that Davidson claimed his wigs were distinctive because of their design and colour.
He added that there was no evidence that he made any attempt to connect them to himself in the public mind or that anyone was confusing the wigs sold by him with wigs sold by Minaj.
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