By Rob Markman
The Barbz have gone mad. On Sunday (April 15), Nicki Minaj deactivated her Twitter account leaving millions of her fans and followers awaiting her comeback-- but that may not happen. After getting into a Twitter tiff with some of her followers, Nicki pulled the plug on her account. “Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good f--king bye,” she wrote. before vanishing from the social networking site.
Minutes before, Nicki had vowed to get rid of the account after she blocked a fan site that she accused of posting leaked music. DJLaz1.com (part of the Complex Network) managed to capture some screen grabs.
The offending site, NickiDaily.com is also down, stripped of all of it’s content with only the word “closed” posted. Instead of their Barbie-related content, the site just plays the somber sounding “Dear Old Nicki” in a loop. The track which appeared on Minaj’s 2010 debut is rather appropriate. On it she raps to her former self: “And tell me that you coming back that you just took a break/Maybe I blamed you for everything, that was my mistake.”
Whether NickiDaily was the exact reason that the Young Money star deleted her Twitter is unclear. There are few artists who have a closer relationship with her fans than Nicki, and fewer artists who are as big as her on Twitter. Last week the Harajuku Barbie landed the #1 album in the country with her sophomore effort Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded after selling 253,000 copies in its first week.
It was a mixed bag of reactions on Twitter:
“Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good fucking bye.”
“And that’s exactly why I’m paying the barbz DUST right now! And deleting my twitter. Smdh – don’t cry 4 me argentina.”
@adenatural Who cares if Nicki Minaj deleted her twitter.. #imjustsaying
@tdevydevyd when nicki minaj deletes her twitter and you feel like you have nothing to look forward to anymore... #NickiComeBack
@ImJustTamario y'all can hate on Nicki Minaj all y'all want. Slim went #1 in different countries lol..
@Christiano_NY THANK GOD. Nicki Minaj deleted her twitter. that B was getting annoying along with her fans lol
@they_yellin_LEE Why Nicki Minaj delete her twitter ctfu what happened ?
@iHeartCMB Long story girl. RT @xoDrea_: So Nicki Minaj really deleted her twitter?
@prince_walt Ppl outchea really hurt about Nicki minaj leaving twitter Lmaooo