AceShowbiz - There is another legal issue that Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty have to handle. The couple has been slapped with a $750,000 lawsuit over Kenneth's alleged attack on a security guard who was a part of her team.
In newly-filed paperwork obtained by The Blast, the security guard named Thomas Weidenmuller, who was Nicki's concert staff, is demanding $753,958.51 in damages. Thomas first filed the court documents in January last year.
Thomas was the head of security at a Nicki 2019 concert in Frankfurt when a fan made it past guards and jumped on stage. The incident allegedly made the Trinidadian raptress upset, and her husband Kenneth, along with her entourage, confronted Thomas backstage.
Court documents revealed that the "concert-goer breached a security barricade dividing the audience from the stage and was able to get on stage while Nicki was performing. In obtaining access to the stage, the concert-goer bypassed a female security guard stationed at the stairs leading to the stage."
The German-born male 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 [Nicki] while on stage," the filing read.
Thomas further claimed that after the show, Nicki, Kenneth and a few people from her entourage confronted the female security guard and the concert-goer. He was uncomfortable because the group was a "substantial" amount of people.
Thomas also recalled that Nicki and her crew were "irate during this confrontation and screamed at the female security guard that she was a f**king b***h and accused her of having put [Nicki] in physical danger. During the confrontation, the female security guard was in tears and apologized to [Nicki]."
Although the female security guard apologized, Nicki wasn't happy and insisted on another apology. This time, however, the "Super Freaky Girl" raptress pulled her phone out to record it. She pushed the female security guard to "tell [Nicki's] fans, via the recording, that she failed to do her job and put [Nicki] in danger."
Nicki then pulled her shoes off and "threw" them at the female security guard, but missed. For Thomas, the assault took place when he was summoned backstage by Kenneth 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, [Kenneth] PUNCHED [Thomas] from the side and made contact with the right side of [his] face," the lawsuit alleged.
The security guard claimed that he spent ten long and painful days in the hospital after feeling immediate extreme pain after [Kenneth] 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, [Thomas] turned the corner again, returning to the location where [Kenneth] hit him." The police were then called and an investigation was launched.
Neither Nicki nor Kenneth have commented on the accusations. Kenneth himself has been battling it out in court as he had to register as a sex offender because he was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in 1995.