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Nicki Minaj and husband Kenneth Petty sued by assault victim

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Rapper Nicki Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty, are being sued by a woman he was convicted of attempting to rape in 1994.

The woman, now 43, has filed a lawsuit alleging that the couple harassed her to try to make her take back her claims, US media report.

Petty served four-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted rape of the then-teenager.

Last year he was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender.

In the lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the woman alleges that Ms Minaj offered her $500,000 (£360,000) via an intermediary in return for recanting her accusations against Petty.

The lawsuit claims that, shortly after Petty’s arrest in 2020, the intermediary gave the rapper the woman’s number. Ms Minaj is alleged to have called her and offered to fly her and her family to Los Angeles if she could “help” her.

The offer was declined, the lawsuit says.

The woman also claims that she turned down Ms Minaj’s offer to have her publicist draft a statement recanting the allegation.

According to the lawsuit, the woman is said to have told Ms Minaj: “I need you to know woman to woman, that this happened.”

The woman further claims that within days of rejecting the offers, she and her family “suffered an onslaught of harassing calls and unsolicited visits”.

The woman said she had not been able to work since May 2020 “due to severe depression, paranoia, constant moving, harassment and threats” from the celebrity couple and their associates.

The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, says she is living in hiding as she fears retaliation.

The musician’s legal team has not yet responded to the accusations, according to US media.

Ms Minaj and Petty began dating in 2018 and announced a year later that they were married. The couple has an 11-month-old son.

Source – BBC 

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I keep my relationship private because of my past mistake – Mercy Eke

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Big Brother Naija reality star, Mercy Eke has claimed she keeps her dating life and relationship private because of her past experiences. Speaking in a recent episode of the Celebrity Quickies posted on comedian AY’s YouTube page, Eke disclosed that she found love again but decided to keep the identity of her new lover secret.

She said, “I consider my dating life private. I think I have made a couple of mistakes with my dating life, putting out everything on social media. But lately, I can say this part of my life is still very private.Eke disclosed that she can’t go a day without talking to her mystery lover.

 

Mercy Eke

She said Nigerian celebrities are under a lot of pressure, stressing that most of the pressure is from the people around them The reality star said regardless of that, Nigerian celebrities are breaking new grounds.

Mercy Eke

Mercy Eke and her colleague, Pere Egbi, a few months ago clarified that they were not dating contrary to speculations that they were an item following their onscreen chemistry at the twilight of the Big Brother Naija All Stars reality show.

Mercy had previously dated her BBNaija colleague, Ike. Their relationship, which began during the ‘Pepper Dem’ edition in 2019, ended shortly after the show.

Source: Dailpost

In other news – Peter Obi, Sowore wouldn’t have ended suffering experienced under Tinubu – Daddy Freeze

Nigerian media personality Daddy Freeze has said the presidential candidates of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, and his counterpart from African Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore, might not have ended the sufferings Nigerians are experiencing under President Bola Tinubu’s administration.

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He, however, noted that a younger president like Sowore or Obi would have attracted more investments to Nigeria unlike Tinubu’s administration. Read more

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Paul Okoye urges Nigerians to face reality following AFCON heartbreak

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After Nigeria’s unfortunate loss to Ivory Coast in the Finale match, Paul Okoye, one part of the P-Square duo, has shared his thoughts on Nigeria’s current circumstances.

On his Instagram story, Paul emphasized that with the conclusion of the match, it’s imperative for Nigerians to confront the truth.

Paul Okoye

Paul then queried the prices of fuel, cement, and the dollar, urging his fellow Nigerians to confront reality now that the AFCON match has concluded.

 

Source: pmnewsnigeria

In other news – I’m very religious but don’t go to church – Iyabo Ojo

Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has stated that unknown to many, she is “very religious”. She, however, said that she is not a churchgoer. Ojo recalled that she was the first person that gave her life to Christ in her family.

Iyabo Ojo

The thespian stated this in the latest episode of Celebrities Quickies when she was asked to reveal something people don’t know about her. Read more

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Basketmouth plans to bring 2Baba back to Nollywood

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Popular comedian and actor, Bright Okpocha, aka Basketmouth, has urged legendary musician, Innocent Ujah Idibia, famously known as 2Baba, to join the movie industry fully. Commending 2Baba’s role in the latest episode of his skits, The Secret Of Lulu, Basketmouth admonished him to pursue a full acting career with his Tiv ascent.

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He said he is already creating a project for 2Baba’s comic character in the skit.On his X handle, Basketmouth wrote; “My brother @official2baba we should create something beautiful from this character you played here, I think it’s going to be a masterpiece. My brain don dey cook something already. Think about it blood.”

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Meanwhile, 2Baba is yet to respond to his request. 2Baba has previously featured in some Nollywood movies including ‘Head Gone,’ ‘Make A Move,’ and a cameo in ’10 Days In Sun City.’

Source: Dailpost

In other news – Tunde Ednut discovered me – Ruger

Afrobeats singer, Michael Adebayo Olayinka, popularly known as Ruger has disclosed that famous Instagram blogger, Tunde Ednut was the person who discovered him.

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He said the blogger introduced him to D’Prince who then signed him to his record label, Jonzing World. Read more

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