After gossip site TMZ posted sensational news last night (July 13) that Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj was involved in an argument in a Dallas hotel that led to her being assaulted, the rapper took to Twitter early this morning to dismiss the claims while also slamming the media – although the news of the alleged assault spread like wildfire throughout the Web.
With two fiery tweets aimed at fans and the media, the Pink Friday starlet began her short rant with, “The fact that u believe a man either slapped or punched me in the face & didn't leave on a stretcher w/his balls hangin off? #getaF%cknLife.” Right behind that tweet, Nicki quickly added, “The media could pee on ur leg & tell u its raining. You'd believe it. You'd believe u were an adopted martian if TMZ told u so. #stopit5.”
When rumors that the man who reportedly assaulted Nicki Minaj was best friend and hype man Safaree “SB” Samuels surfaced, the longtime friend of the entertainer fired off an angry tweet of his own. “The general public are some stupid muthaf--kas!!!! Y'all d--ks believe anything on a website.... It's really a shame... Wut up tho Dallas?!!” SB followed that tweet this morning stating he’d never hit a woman.
A spokesperson for the Dallas Police Department confirmed for MTV News on Wednesday that officers did respond to a call at the Palomar Hotel on Monday night, but that no action was taken. "We responded to her and a friend arguing over a suitcase, and one of them let go and it hit her in the lip," said Dallas PD spokesperson Kevin Janse.
Fans have poured in a ton of comments surrounding this brouhaha, with well-wishers seemingly relieved that Nicki Minaj did not suffer any harm.
“Glad to hear that Nicki Minaj is ok,” tweeted fellow Queens native and mogul Russell Simmons. Fan @LowKeyUHTN said, “Welp, Nicki Minaj came out swinging this morning...” – no doubt in regards to her tweets from earlier.
Some skeptical fans had their own ideas.
“So Nicki Minaj man hit her in her mouth and she called 911 but didn't want to press charges...#classicdomesticdispute,” tweeted user @MzShae80. “So I'm confused.... Did Nicki Minaj get slapped or NOT??? Or was TMZ lying?” asked a confused @BKCHICK718.
Nicki Minaj was in Dallas last night on a stop with Britney Spears and the popular Femme Fatale tour where the curvy beauty performed without a hitch after the reported fracas.
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