Nicki Minaj Sued for Short Performance at NBA Event

Nicki Minaj accepts the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award onstage during the BET Awards ’14 show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. 
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In 2011, IMP Entertainment hired Nicki Minaj to perform at a NBA All-Star event. The company alleges that Minaj agreed to perform at midnight and for an hour. According to the New York Daily News, the company is now suing Minaj because not only was she 90 minutes late, but she performed for only 30 minutes.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by Cahuenga Inc. on behalf of IMP, discloses that Minaj was paid $53,050 to cover her fees, and her late and brief performance on Feb. 19, 2011, in Hollywood, Calif., “defeated the entire purpose of the event.”


Cahuenga is suing for the payment it made to Minaj, as well as other unspecified damages.

According to reviewers who attended the concert, Minaj did abruptly leave the stage, but her fans enjoyed the show.

Minaj is currently preparing for the release of her new album, Anaconda.

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