Young Money’s Nicki Minaj is helping ease her 15.4 million Twitter followers back to normalcy, explaining why she went ghost from the popular social networking site for a full month.
According to Nicki, her absence had nothing to do with personal frustrations or issues with Twitter.
“I didn’t leave barbz, I was still here in spirit and u guys KNOW that so stop with the dramatics!!! LMAO. come sit in my lap,” she tweeted January 5th, exactly one month since her last tweet posted on December 5th.
“I really didn’t plan on leaving barbz! =( just sorta happened…I learned a lot on my little sabbatical tho… so enlightening, so peaceful”
“XO” (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)
Last year, Minaj returned to Twitter after deleting her entire page and leaving 11 million-plus followers stranded.
When she previously said goodbye to Twitter, the Head Barb left behind over 11 million followers, making her the most popular MC on the social networking platform, and the 11th most followed individual in the world. Due to these massive numbers, Nicki’s account hasn’t rebooted yet, but over the past hour her follower count has jumped from 67,675 [1:45 p.m. EST] to 191,002 [2:30 p.m. EST]. @NickiMinaj has also yet to post an official comeback tweet. (XXL Mag)
Prior to coming back, Minaj showed no indication of wanting to make a Twitter return.
“Do you,” she asked radio host Tim Westwood when he professed how much fans miss her on Twitter. “I know. [laughs, reads statement from Westwood] ‘Nicki Minaj, please come back to Twitter. We love you and it isn’t the same without you. Do it for the Barbz and Kens and everyone who loves to wear pink on a Friday. Give me life.’ … [Am I going to come back?] No. Tim, I can’t. I miss my Barbz. [They miss me,] but I can’t come back. I just can’t Tim, don’t make me, please don’t. Let’s move on.” (Tim Westwood TV)
She initially said something internally motivated her to delete the growing page.
Meanwhile, Nicki claims a voice in her head told her to delete her twitter account earlier this week after she got angry about her music being leaked online but Nicki has pleaded for her fans to stand by her. She explained: ‘A voice in my head told me to delete my twitter and that’s what I did. I had 11 million followers and I hope they will wait for me. I miss my Barbz, please wait for me.’ (Monster & Critics)