Nicki Minaj’s mom no longer has to be involved in her famous daughter’s legal battle with an event promoter.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a judge denied a motion involving Minaj’s mother as part of a lawsuit over a 2017 event in Hollywood during NBA All-Star Weekend.
As The Blast first reported, Cahuenga Inc. recently tried to serve Minaj with the legal papers at the home she owns in Baldwin, New York. Instead of finding the singer, the company served her mother Carol instead.
Cahuenga wanted the judge to allow the service on Minaj’s mother to count as serving the singer, arguing they had tried for over a year to try and serve Nicki. They claimed their agents have “been regularly prevented from effectuating such service by Defendants bodyguards and personal security.”
The judge denied the motion saying, “The court has entertained previous application for the same or similar relief. It will entertain no more such application. The applicant has made no showing of diligence, no showing of necessity, and no showing of even cursory legal merit for the relief sought at this point.”
The decision means Minaj has not been served and Cahuenga is running out of time to find her or their entire lawsuit will be thrown out.
Cahuenga, Inc. sued Minaj in 2017 accusing her of breaching a deal they had for NBA All-Star Weekend. The suit explained Minaj signed a deal with them in 2011, where she agreed to make an appearance and host an event at Siren Studios in Hollywood.
Cahuenga paid the singer a total of $53,000 prior to the event and Minaj was to arrive at midnight and stay until 1:00 AM.
The company claims Minaj arrived 90 minutes late, at 1:30 AM, and left in less than 30 minutes.
Cahuenga said they got screwed on the deal and claimed to have lost profits. They sued Minaj for in excess of $53k.
The suit has been on pause because the company has not been able to locate Minaj to serve her with the legal papers, which is required before the case can move forward.
The lawsuit is their second attempt to bring these claims against Nicki Minaj — having originally filed the same complaint in 2014 but never served the singer — before they decided to re-file the new case in 2017.