Is the stress getting to Nicki Minaj? Her new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, debuted to semi-underwhelming critical and commercial response, selling 253,000 copies in its opening frame and averaging a 59/100 on Metacritic. Over the weekend, while a holographic Tupac was delighting 70,000 fans at Coachella, Nicki got into a Twitter altercation with NickiDaily.com, one of her many fansites. Nicki Daily had begun posting leaked songs, reportedly from Nicki’s NEXT album, when Minaj took exception and blasted the site on Twitter. Things quickly escalated, with Minaj tweeting “On 2nd thought I’ll just follow a new set of barbz. The ones I follow r very mean and ratchet. *side eyes them* *looks into the sea 4 more*”, which she then followed up with “Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good f*cking bye.”
Then, just like that, @NickiMinaj was no more. Minaj deleted her Twitter account and, along with it, her 11 million+ followers. This led the popular (yet not always reliable) gossip site MediaTakeOut to report that “there are signs that she may have had a NERVOUS BREAKDOWN” (caps theirs). The site claims that Minaj is suffering from exhaustion after an endless promotional campaign for her oft-delayed sophomore solo LP, including a controversial stop at the Grammys and a lip-synced performance on American Idol. At this moment, there is no evidence to back up the site’s claims, but either way, we just hope that Nicki is able to collect herself, brush off the haters, and get back to doing what she does best, soon.
Nicki Minaj Quits Twitter After Fansite Leaks Music [Billboard]
MTO WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Nicki Minaj DISAPPEARS . . . Friends Fear That NICKI Minaj Had A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN . . . Or WORSE!! (Details) [MediaTakeOut]
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