News: Nicki Minaj Tells Followers "Good F*cking Bye", Young Money Star Deletes Twitter Page
Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 7:09PM
Young Money star Nicki Minaj has said goodbye to millions of Twitter followers by abruptly deleting her social networking page this weekend.
While details are still coming together, the self-proclaimed Barbie went on a rant before shutting down the account.
There were cries across the Roman Empire on Sunday when Nicki Minaj deleted her Twitter page. The "Starships" rapper had amassed a large following on the social networking site with 11 million followers. It's unclear exactly why she decided to disable her account, but it may have to do with a recent influx of negativity on her timeline. She was also unhappy when one fansite prematurely posted snippets of her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Moments before she shut down the page, she tweeted, "Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good f*cking bye." (Rap-Up)
She also reportedly gave hints of an unwillingness to maintain the account.
There were early signs of trouble. The day before, she wrote, "And that's exactly why I'm paying the barbz DUST right now! And deleting my twitter. Smdh - don't cry 4 me argentina." She added, "On 2nd thought I'll just follow a new set of barbz. The ones I follow r very mean and ratchet.*side eyes them*" Minutes after she deleted the account, the topic #NickiComeBack started to trend, while fans expressed their sadness and anger over her disappearance. Her right hand man Scaff Beezy tweeted, "Sh*t just got real." (Rap-Up)
In January, the female rap star surpassed Eminem as Twitter's hottest rapper.
Eminem has just handed his title over to Nicki Minaj as most followed rapper on Twitter. Nicki Minaj has surpassed Eminem as the most followed rapper on Twitter with nearly 8.2 million fans following her, leaving Eminem in the dust with 8.1 million followers, which is not surprising considering Eminem has not used his Twitter account since November of last year and Minaj is constantly using her account to keep her fans updated on her music news. Social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have become an important part of a musician's tool box when it comes to promoting music, updating fans or even launching careers, so the more fans you can have following you on these sites, the better it is for your career. (Examiner)
A few months ago, Young Money's Drake described his issues with Twitter.
"I'll tell you, my biggest thing was, I remember, it was on Twitter. I remember the day my mom was getting surgery and someone came on Twitter and they were like, 'Yo, Drake, I hope your mom dies.' You don't really mean that. Like, you know you're going to see something bad. Out of 1000 compliments, it's so crazy. It's basically, like, when you used to sit there as a kid, and want to know what everyone is thinking. That's your superpower. [Twitter is] knowing what everyone is thinking." (The Source)