Monday, August 15, 2022

Mattel Sues Black Owned Chip Company Over Nicki Minaj Rap Snacks


Nicki Minaj finally got her own Rap Snacks branded chips, but now the company is being used by Mattel for copyright infringement...

20 comments:

R in NYC said...

Mattel don't play that. Don't believe me? Ask the creator of the Bratz dolls.

Vernell said...

Bar-B-Que would have been Ok... They just had to push that envelope. Her fans would have brought them either way. What is wrong with getting approval from the original brand, to avoid trademark infringement?

Anonymous said...

If they could afford to pay Mattel they would have. Were they hoping that no one would notice, or is the lawsuit their marketing strategy? All press is good press, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Black owned , however they have a white model portraying a black rapper...STOP!

Anonymous said...

This is blatant infringement..I mean who OK'd this??? Clearly they didn't send this to their legal dept....They actually could've pulled it off without using Mattel's mark....DUMB ASS decision right here

NyahbinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

Rap snacks? ugh and Nicki portraying herself as a "barbie" is comical, Mattel is not here for hoes and their copyright infringement, as they should be, and who are the fools that buy this mess?

Ella M Nopea said...

As much as she has used that brand name THIS is where they draw the line?

Now will this stop her from promoting them for free or nah? Rappers love promoting these brands that don't mess with their kind. Even on Beyonce new album she is singing about brands she know most the people who buy her music can't afford.

Anonymous said...

Good. I've always resented that Black Barbie nonsense. Be original. Go back to school and learn something about creativity and marketing.

Anonymous said...

Junk food, junk music.

Anonymous said...

It's Simple Rap Snacks

Barbz- B - Q or Que.

You're Welcome.

Anonymous said...

She is using the same logo font as Barbie. You can't do that. It's their trademark.

Anonymous said...

11:09, that was my thought. She's been calling herself a Barbie for over a decade and THIS is what they're suing over? Make it make sense.

Anonymous said...

@ 3:14 You can call yourself whatever nickname you wish but you can't use their logo and use it on your merchandise. That's where they fucked up.

Anonymous said...

Are the chips any good?

Anonymous said...

So what if they're black owned, that has nothing to do with copyright infringement.

Anonymous said...

Non issue

Anonymous said...

Dummies

Anonymous said...

Niki hasn't learned from trying to rip off Tracy Chapman?

Anonymous said...

Those chips are great. The Lil Baby chips are the best.

Anonymous said...

nikki minaj didn't create the chips. rap snacks was founded by/used to be owned by master p & his son (romeo?) i believe. lots of rappers have flavors named after them.

i don't know if he sold it to someone else. never had them or seen them. but i hear they are a common presence at gas stations and corner stores in the hood.

it's hilarious they got this woman who looks nothing like onika on the bag. and it'd be even more funny if they did that to prevent her from suing them for using her likeness but didn't have the sense to cover their asses against mattel.

i've often wondered how she is able to wear that necklace and put out songs like "barbie dreams" and not get into legal trouble.

in any case, whoever own rap snacks ain't got longer money than mattel, so they gone have to settle this out of court.

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