Nicki Minaj has caused drama in the Twitter world yet again, but this time it’s down to her lack of tweeting. The Harajuku Barbie is well known for her outlandish tweets and has had beef online with stars ranging from Lil Kim to Cher. But last month she quit Twitter when a fan allegedly posted leaked music samples on the social networking site. In true Minaj fashion, she refused to leave quietly by posting several tweets such as “Posted leaked music! *deletin twttr*” and “Like seriously, it’s (sic) but so much a person can take. Good ****ing bye,” before actually deactivating the account.
According to Starpulse, the Super Bass singer felt guilty for upsetting her 11 million followers by closing down her account but admitted she was enjoying time away from social networking. When probed about the possibility of rejoining the Tweeting world, she said “Reinstate my account? I don’t know yet. I have to say, I’ve been kind of enjoying life without Twitter. But I feel bad on the Barbz (fans). They got really sad when I deleted it.” She also added that although she received a lot of abuse online, she missed the support of her fans.
Therefore, unsurprisingly perhaps, a staggering 8 full days after deactivating the account, Minaj rejoined Twitter again after telling UK chat show host Graham Norton that she hoped her followers would wait for her. Her dramatic exit and fickle return has fuelled rumours that the whole thing was a free publicity stunt orchestrated because of low album sales. It is well known that Twitter gives members a 30 day cooling off period before locking the account permanently, so Nicki’s rapid return has backed up these claims.
Another theory came from the New York Daily News who suggested that the real motive behind the closure of Nicki’s account was the backlash and abuse she was receiving after speaking out about her father in an interview on news show Nightline. Speaking to ABC’s Juju Chang, she revealed that as a child she had desires to kill her abusive father Omar Miraj. However, Nicki denied that this was the reason she went off the Twitter radar and once again took to site to slam the paper, tweeting “Ha! The Daily News said I deleted my twitter after being criticized 4 saying I want2 kill my father (sic)!? How can u just print lies d**k heads?!!”
It seems that life without Twitter could be the simplest way to maintain a drama-free existence. Earlier this week, there were reports that ex Spice Girl, Mel B and her sister had a bizarre argument regarding transferral of finances within their family over Twitter. Apparently not only did Danielle Brown air the dirty family laundry online, she also questioned her sister’s mental health and the well being of her children.
Similarly, Lil Wayne’s rumoured fiancé, Dhea, may wish she’d steered clear of Twitter as sources alleged that Weezy broke up with her after she created her own account. Apparently he prefers the more low key women and felt she was trying to capitalize from his name.
Even hip-hop veterans such as Jay-Z and Eminem have had their fair share of drama in the Twitter world. Jay-Z fell out with Dre and blasted his own record label online back in 2011, and Eminem’s management have recently refuted a hoax account set up in the name of the rap star’s daughter Hailie Jade.
So with all the trouble it creates, it seems that Nicki Minaj maybe had the right idea when she closed her account down. But with celebrities continuing to fall out with each other and air their personal lives online for the world to see, Twitter is probably one of the best sources to find out the latest celebrity news straight from the horse’s mouth.