Nicki Minaj has filed a lawsuit against a blogger and podcaster who goes by the name Noisey Heaux, court documents confirm.
Noisey Heaux, whose real name is Marley Green, apparently shared a video in which she called Minaj a “cokehead” who was “shoving all this cocaine up her nose.” The now-deleted tweet received over 2000 likes and was retweeted over 260 times and also included “vile comments” about Minaj’s son. The rapper is claiming that the clip is defamatory.
“In a different age, [Heaux’s] lie would have been meaningless because she is the ultimate ‘nobody’ but this is the age of social media, one in which a ‘nobody’ can find an undeserved following through relentless self-promotion,” said the documents. “While social media is an extraordinarily effective vehicle for spreading lies, it does not confer a licence to do so.”
Minaj is suing Heaux for $75,000 (£65,00) with Minaj’s attorney Judd Burstein telling Pitchfork that “when this case is over, she will no longer be permitted to use the name ‘Nosey Heaux’ because we will take her trademark from her when she does not have enough money to pay the judgement.”
“Anyone else who spreads lies about Nicki will suffer a similar fate. My marching orders are to aggressively sue anyone with a media or social media following who damages her with intentional lies. Eventually, the lesson will be learned,” Burstein added.
Heaux responded to the news by tweeting that “Nicki Minaj lied” and accused the singer of harassing her. “Nicki Minaj has been in a rage for several days now. She threatened me, sent her barbz to harass and threaten to kill me, now doxxing me. She has gone way too far and I’m definitely suing her [sic],” said Heaux.
“The way people allow Nicki Minaj to attack dark-skinned women is just crazy. Girl you can be mad all day but endangering my life is creepy. You want a woman dead because you don’t like wtf I say online,” she continued. “Nicki is unhinged and I’m going to have to press charges.”