Photo Credit: Nicki Minaj's Instagram
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.