News: Nicki Minaj Offers $50,000 Reward For Her Stuffed Animal's Safe Return
Monday, Feb 8, 2010 5:50PM
Young Money's Nicki Minaj has offered fans $50,000 for the return of her pink stuffed animal, Oscar.
While Minaj has not yet ruled out whether she is playing a publicity joke or being serious, the rapper has continued to post reward offerings on Twitter.
"Dear Barbz, have u seen Oscar? U know...pink monkey I had wen I did Letterman...? He's gone! Plz help! All Points Bulletin: Where's Oscar?!!," she wrote Sunday (February 7). "$50,000 reward for Oscar. I call him Osk for short! He was last seen on a Miami bound plane from New York. Plz help! Luv, HB RT @_HOEsitDOWN_: @NICKIMINAJ where`s oscar? http://twitpic.com/11yh78 < OSK!!!! OSK!!!!! Plz come back!!!! OSK!!!!! *breaks down n cries*" (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
Personal belongings aside, Minaj recently spoke on receiving a co-sign from Jay-Z.
"I was like, 'What?' " Minaj said about Jigga claiming she has "charm." "Obviously, Jay-Z ... Jay-Z is a person in hip-hop that you almost don't think he exist until you meet him. It's almost like he's bigger than a person. He's a mythical figure. That's a great way to describe it. I was like, 'Jay-Z knows me?' I didn't think he knew who I was, let alone recommend me for something. If he did know who I was, I didn't know if he liked my style or approved. It was weird. It was like getting that stamp of approval from the most popular jock in high school and being a freshman in high school and thinking no one knows you exist." (MTV)
Hov nemesis Game recently co-signed Minaj's talent and added her to his upcoming R.E.D. Album.
"Nicki Minaj made the R.E.D. album. gone be CLASSIC," Game wrote Monday (December 14) night. "RT @THEREALCAWB: @ihategame stop f*cking ignoring my tweets if you keep niki on the album im not buying and i bought all your albums you ... @THEREALCAWB well don't buy it then f*ggot !!! no dis-respect to y'all gay folks but this n*gga might be mo h*mo than y'all." (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
The female rapper has also stirred reactions amongst the women in hip-hop.
"Nicki Minaj is a talented rapper," Lil Mama said in an interview. "She's out there, she's doing her. What she represents, I don't represent and she's doing something different, that's her lane. As the voice of the young people, Lil Mama, I focus on bringing up young girls to respect their bodies, respect theyself, do it up." (BET)
Check out a recent Nicki Minaj interview below: