Nicki Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty are being sued for $750,000 after he allegedly attacked a security guard who was a part of her team.
Nicki Minaj Might Have To Pay Up
At the end of January 2022, The Blast reported that Petty and Nicki were being sued for assault on a bodyguard named Thomas Weidenmuller who resides in Germany. He has the rapper on the hook for battery and infliction of emotional distress.
According to the documents, obtained by The Blast, Weidenmuller stated that he was working as head of security for Nicki’s 2019 concert in Frankfurt, Germany. That was the show where a fan hopped up on stage, surpassing the bodyguards and Nicki didn’t like that.
The docs said the “concert-goer breached a security barricade dividing the audience from the stage and was able to get on stage while Minaj was performing. In obtaining access to the stage, the concert-goer bypassed a female security guard stationed at the stairs leading to the stage.”
A newly filed court doc obtained by The Blast now puts a dollar amount on the damages and it’s a shocking $753,958.51
Nicki Minaj Wasn’t Hurt
The security guard claimed in the original filing that Nicki was unharmed but ultimately overreacted.
“The concert-goer did not cause harm to any other person, nor did he damage any property during or after his limited time on stage. He simply danced on stage to the music. He did not attempt to, and did not actually, make any physical contact with Minaj while on stage.”
The security guard claims that after the show, Nicki, Kenneth, and a few people from her entourage confronted them. he was uncomfortable because the group was a “substantial” amount of people.
They recalled that Nicki and her crew were “irate during this confrontation and screamed at the female security guard that she was a f—ing bitch and accused her of having put Minaj in physical danger. During the confrontation, the female security guard was in tears and apologized to Minaj.”
The Security Guard Didn’t Bow Down To The Queen
Although she apologized, Nicki wasn’t happy and insisted on another apology but this time, she pulled her phone out to record it. She pushed the security guard to “tell Minaj’s fans, via the recording, that she failed to do her job and put Minaj in danger.”
Nicki then pulled her shoes off and “threw” them at the security guard, but missed. For Weidenmuller, the assault took place when he was summoned backstage by Petty who then approached him with two other bodyguards and he and Nicki proceeded to yell insults at him and accused him of being in some kind of entanglement with the female bodyguard, which he denies.
“Without warning, Petty PUNCHED Weidenmuller from the side and made contact with the right side of [his] face.”
Thomas Weidenmuller Was Laid Up In The Hospital
The security guard claims that he spent ten long and painful days in the hospital after feeling immediate extreme pain after Petty struck the first blow. He stepped aside to get away but he was also disoriented.
“After two or three minutes, and under the belief that his jaw was broken, Weidenmuller turned the corner again, returning to the location where Petty hit him.” The police were then called and an investigation was launched.
Here we are $750k later.