Celebrities arriving late isn’t exactly breaking news — unless you’re Nicki Minaj. NBA All-Star party promoters have filed a suit against the “Anaconda” singer; they claim she arrived late and left early for what was supposed to be a one-hour appearance back in 2011. The bank she made for the gig? Hope you’re sitting down: It was a cool $50,000. For an hour, people!
Court documents obtained by TMZ say Nicki was scheduled to appear at Siren Studios in Hollywood during the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend. Also on deck to be there: Drake, Lil Wayne, and Trey Songz. Nicki was set to grace the people with her presence from midnight to 1 a.m. She wasn’t performing, just adding a little extra star power to the megawatt event.
The promoters, however, claim Ms. Minaj didn’t arrive until 1:30 a.m. and left before 2 a.m. Since she violated the specified terms and didn’t stick around for her agreed upon 60 minutes, they want their money back plus a little extra to cover her hotel stay and other lost revenue.
The ball’s in her court now.
Reconsidering your life choices after seeing how much Nicki made from the appearance? Surprised the suit’s coming now, three years later? Share your thoughts in the comments.