There’s word that Nicki Minaj was swindled out of $100,000 while preparing for her next music video, "Pound the Alarm."
Nicki was scammed by a film producer in Trinidad named Ellis Briggs, who she hired to help make "Pound the Alarm," RadarOnline.com reports. Ellis, who owns a video production company, is accused of taking the money without providing any of the agreed upon services.
Ellis’ actions supposedly caused a "logistical nightmare" for the rest of the production staff. The London Alley Entertainment company wound up shooting the video for "Pound the Alarm," which was directed by Benny Boom, and it filed a police report against Ellis.
Not only does Ellis claim to be blameless in this business deal gone bad, but he also charges in a response filing that Nicki’s camp still owes him another $19,000 for the work he completed. Beyond that he alleges that the bad press has made it hard for him to book other clients.
Authorities are treating the situation like a breach of contract, and Superintendent Edwards of the Fraud Squad in Trinidad said a decision to prosecute could be made in the next few days.
Logistical nightmares aside, production seems to be rolling along now. Take a look at some behind-the-scenes video for "Pound the Alarm" below!