The rapper was taken to court by a luxury West Hollywood jewelry boutique, Roseark, TMZ reported.
Nicki’s stylist, Brett Alan Nelson was said to have signed a contract with Roseark store to borrow pieces of jewelry for a public appearance.
The contract was said to have required the stylist to return the items within a week and pay for any damages the jewelry might incur under his watch.
Upon return, Roseark alleged that some of the pieces, a set of earrings and a leaf ring, were damaged. And the invoices for the incurred damages have been forwarded to the stylist.
The damages said to have cost a total sum of $26,239.50 including interest are yet to be paid, hence the need for the lawsuit.
Roseark in the lawsuit also claimed Brett failed to return 66 pieces of jewelry at the agreed time.
But a source close to Nicki denied the allegations, adding that everything was returned on time.
“We have not been presented with any evidence that any of the jewelry at issue was damaged by Nicki.
“This lawsuit appears to be nothing more than an ordinary insurance claim by the jeweler designed to generate publicity for itself and extract a payment to which it is not entitled. We will defend the lawsuit vigorously,” the source said.