Street Drummer Sues MTV Over Nicki Minaj Documentary

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An NYC street drummer has filed a lawsuit against MTV and its parent company Viacom for using his image in their “My Time Now: Nicki Minajdocumentary.

Michael Savely, who is known as "Mike Alaska," filed a suit in a New Jersey Federal Court Tuesday accusing the two companies of violating his privacy and tarnishing his image.

Savely appears for a brief second in the opening sequence of the film which shows him near a subway platform in a public area.

He says he never gave producers permission to use his image and the documentary has negatively affected his lifestyle including t-shirt sales and teaching jobs he uses as income.

In the lawsuit Savely describes his image as “modern” and “conservative” and slams Minaj for her “provocative style of dress, use of profanity and glorification of a "specific lifestyle."

Minaj has yet to comment.

 

Does Mike Alaska have a point?

Check out Nicki's "My Time Now" documentary below.

 

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  • NICKI IS A LADY AT ALL TIMES!

    I TOOK THE TIME AN PAUSED TO GO LOOK BACK OVER THE DOC.HE IS SPEACKING ON JUST TO CHECK,1ST I DIDNT EVEN SEE THIS MAN AN 2ND IF HIS BEEF IS WITH MTV, WHAT DOES THE WAY NICKI MINAJ SPITS HER RYME HAVE TO DO WITH IT? HER CURSING AN THE WAY SHE DRESSES ,WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH HIM SUEING MTV?JUST A BROKE BITTER PERSON TRYING TO GET A WAY IN ON SOME MONEY!I SAY HIGHER EDUCATION IS THE WAY TO A BETTER FUTURE!LEAVE MISS MINAJ OUT OF IT!LOVE NICKI MINAJ BIGGEST FAN!

  • Mz Barbir

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  • KB

    WHEN DOES HE MAKE HIS APPEARANCE?!?! I mean really?..... damn I didn't even notice him...... I don't think anybody else noticed him too at a first time viewing ( ~__~).....yeah the reason he's suffering is because of Nicki Minaj's appearance....*sarcasm* PUHLEEEEEEEEEEEEZE!

  • KB

    damn I'm really trying to see where this guy shows up..... ahahaha I CAN'T SEE IT PLEASE TELL ME!

  • Kapri

    I never saw mike alaska

    Alaska is looking for money in all the wrong places

    Alaska is begging, borrowing, stealing

    Such nonsense -- get a real job, get formal training, and solid education

    education is the key to success

    Nicki love

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