Both from a trademark law perspective and torts law (right of publicity), Nicki Minaj should really look into shutting this mess of a video titled ‘Nicki Minaj’ down. At a minimum, she should get this video off You Tube and get broadcasters in Nigeria not to play this video.
1. Nothing in this song conveys that this song is a parody.
2. This song is a clear exploitation of Nicki Minaj’s trademark and also her identity (name, face, likeness, voice) for commercial gain without her permission.
Nicki ought to be like Lady Gaga who is very aggressive in protecting her brand because she gets what it means for her as an artist to have a sustainable brand. Nicki, for you and your team reading this, you ought to really look into this mess. Even though Olamide and Tee Blaq are in Nigeria, they have their video on the platform of a Northern California, USA based company.
Some of our artists really embarrass us with the lack of creativity and foolishness that they put out there. It is what it is but those who can do something about it don’t have to put up with it. We can push back.
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