(EXCLUSIVE) Nicki Minaj Sues Las Vegas Promoter
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Nicki Minaj has headed back to court in the $230k+ legal battle over a Las Vegas club appearance – in which she is accused of being a diva and costing the nightclub a ton of $$$ for performing only 2 songs and only staying for 34 minutes. The rapper/singer has counter-sued a promoter demanding he pay any judgement won in the case NOT her.
Here’s the latest: On July 22nd, Minaj went to court and filed a counter-suit against Jam House. She explains that while negotiating the deal for the club appearance, her team dealt with a middle man named Anthony Botter (aka Blitz) who owns and operates The Epitome Group.
She says that she signed the contract and sent it back to Epitome Group. However, she has learned there were two contracts drafted by the company and the second one she didn’t see, provided for more compensation to be paid to her. She never signed the second agreement.
Minaj accuses either Jam House or Epitome of keeping the extra money beyond the $150k. She filed suit demanding the judge not hold her liable for any judgement the club is awarded in their lawsuit, saying she didn’t do anything wrong and fulfilled all her duties on the contract. She is also seeking to have her attorney fees paid by the other parties.
Here’s the backstory: A Nevada company named Fantastic Entertainment Enterprises (FEE) filed suit against Nicki Minaj’s company Pink Personality for ruining a Las Vegas club appearance.
The suit explained that an appearance agreement was signed by Nicki to show up and perform at Chateau Night Club in the Paris Hotel on May 2, 2015, directly following Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Pacquiao.
Per the deal, Nicki was to arrive at the club at midnight and remain at the club for at least an hour and perform two songs. The company agreed to pay the rap queen a total of $236k for her appearance and also cover her transportation and accommodation costs.
However, they said Nicki failed to follow the terms of the deal she signed. They claim she didn’t show up until 1:19am, stayed only for 34 minutes and refused to perform two songs at the club. They also accused her security guard of arriving to the club and disconnecting their equipment that was set up to film the event (not only Nicki’s appearance) and as a result they lost even more money.
Further, the company stated they had 5 VIP tables around Nicki’s and people were willing to pay 25k for a table, but since she didn’t stay or perform those tables went unsold.
The company sent Nicki’s team a letter last May, demanding a refund of the money they paid her — but they have refused for months to pay.
F.E.E. demanded the return of the 236k paid to Nicki along with damages for the money she caused them to lose. Nicki responded, explaining she never signed any contract with Fantastic Entertainment Enterprises, but rather with another company named Jam House Inc.
The pop star said she performed all the contractual obligations the night of the appearance. She admits she was paid 150k to show up for an hour and perform 2 songs, which she claims she did.
The singer accused the company of filing a copy of an altered contract with their lawsuit. Nicki explained that the agreement filed includes terms that she never approved or had knowledge of previously.
She added all terms of the contract were completed fully the night of her appearance and if there was anything she didn’t do it was due to unreasonable expectations, unforeseeable events or fraud. Nicki demanded the entire lawsuit be thrown out and the company be awarded nothing.
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