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Nicki Minaj is furious over allegations that she's addicted to cocaine. The 39-year-old rapper threatened to sue Twitter users for claiming she's an addict.

If you're among those making false allegations about Nicki, you'd be wise to lawyer up.

According to Snitch, it all started when Nicki shared a video while promoting the new remix for her single "Super Freaky Girl." The remix features 5 up-and-coming female rappers, including JT, BIA, and Chicago gangbanger Katie Got Bandz.

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Nicki simultaneously dissed bold name rap queens who weren't asked to be on the remix.

"It's giving coke," one fan tweeted. The hashtag #itsgivingcoke quickly began trending, setting Nicki off on a 48-hour non-stop Twitter tirade.

Fans of rap icon Lil Kim and reality star Garcelle Beauvais — both of whom were disrespected by Nicki — also dropped gems in the hashtag thread. Nicki was livid!

The Barbie rapper collected the most offensive tweets and contacted her attorney about filing defamation lawsuits against her followers.

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Cardi B and Nicki Minaj had very different reactions after aspiring rapper PnB Rock was shot dead during an armed robbery on Monday.

The 30-year-old rapper, real name Rakim Hasheem Allen, was dining with his girlfriend at a Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles restaurant in Los Angeles when the suspect approached their table.

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The suspect allegedly targeted PnB Rock for his diamond jewelry, which he routinely flashed in social media posts.

According to police, the suspect shot Rock and fled the restaurant. A chilling video shows the aftermath of the shooting, as Rock lay in a pool of blood.

Fans took to social media and blamed Allen's girlfriend, Stephanie Sibounheuang, the mother of his two daughters, for sharing their location in an Instagram photo.

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However, rapper Cardi B, 29, chastised her followers for blaming Sibounheuang for Rock's death.

"I highly doubt nikkas was looking at PMB's babymom IG," she tweeted on Monday.

"He was in a bad location and people stay outside plotting. It's very irresponsible and inconsiderate to blame her for something so tragic. We should be sending nothing but love to her and his family at this time."

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Nicki Minaj, 39, took a different approach. She seemed to blame Allen's baby mama for posting their location.

"After Pop Smoke there's no way we as rappers or our loved ones are still posting locations to our whereabouts. To show waffles & some fried chicken????! He was such a pleasure to work with. Condolences to his mom & family. This makes me feel so sick. Jesus. #SIP #PnbRock."

She added:

"The ppl around these rappers gain so much. It's time to start really reminding them over & over!!! At least TRY to put your foot down if you CARE! Tell them!!! You're not loved like you think you are!!! You're prey!!!! In a world full of predators!!!! What's not clicking???!!!"

"Y'all r not the ones that be bawling crying after you just worked with or just spoke to ONE OF YOUR OWN!!!!! I BELONG TO THIS SHIT. IMA FKNG SPEAK ON IT!!!! If it gets attention from y’all being ignorant than so be it!!! At least it'll save lives. FOH."

Instagram blogger DJ Akademiks may have conducted PnB Rock's final interview.

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In the interview, the Philadelphia native described a previous robbery attempt in Los Angeles.

Rock said he carries a gun on him for his protection because criminals are bold in the Democratic stronghold city.

"I be on my sh-t too, you feel me? I be on angles, I'm already watching everything that's going on. So, it's gonna be kinda hard for you to get me, because I used to do the same sh-t."

When Akademiks asked if he was ever robbed, Rock replied:

"No, I never got robbed. Ever in my life. I ain't gonna say never, 'cause... I don't like saying never. I'm not superstitious. I'm not superstitious or nothing like that. But, I haven't been robbed... A ni--a can't just walk up on me. Feel me? A ni--a can't just even look at me."

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Megan Thee Stallion checked Nicki Minaj stans after they claimed she was the "female rapper" who told Nicki to get an abortion.

Megan, 27, performed at the Rock in Rio Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil over the weekend.

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Nicki, 39, claims another female rapper with whom she'd collaborated on a track offered her an alcohol beverage, and when she declined — because she thought she was pregnant — the female rapper told her she could "go to the clinic."

Nicki didn't name the offender — and that's why Nicki's stans assumed the female rapper was Megan, who collaborated with Nicki on the single "Hot Girl Summer" back in 2019.

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Nicki gave birth to her son, known only as Papa Bear, on September 30, 2020.

One Nicki Stan wrote: "Nicki Minaj is accusing you of encouraging abortion & child endangerment w/ alcohol. This isn't something to stay quiet on."

Megan responded: "LIE."

Nicki's other stans noted that Megan was guilty - since no one mentioned her name.

"No names were mentioned but u were first to respond?" argued a Nicki fan.

"So this person didn't mention me?" Megan wrote. "This person ... as in the person who pressed the @ button," Megan clarified. "y'all not this crazy."

"If someone @ you you can respond right or that don’t apply for every user on twitter? If someone directly @ my name ...why do they be confused when I reply lol."

Someone else mentioned that Lil Kim tagged her in her tweets all week.

Remember the days when celebrities didn't waste time going back and forth with people who weren't in their tax bracket?

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Nicki Minaj recruited 5 young female rappers for her "Super Freaky Girl Queen Remix."

The "Queen Remix" features verses from JT (City Girls), BIA, Katie Got Bandz, Akbar V, and Maliibu Miitch.

The remix is creating a buzz in Chicago, thanks to "Drill Queen" Katie Got Bandz's verse.

    I'm a very freaky girl so don't bring me to mommas
    If I pull up with that blicky (gun) stickin' out of my Prada
    And I ain't goin' if you broke so go get you some dollars
    I get my own, you know the saying, "Mo Money, Mo Problems"
    He like 'em freaky, pu**y squeaky
    Give me that tongue, make it leaky
    I make it wet, nickname Fiji
    Let him record me, turn it to me, me
    Now he only seeing me, me
    Out on his man, I told him to leave me
    You don't love me, you love that I'm freaky
    Can't play with my heart, better play with your wee-wee

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Katie is a pioneer of Chicagoland's drill music scene. She is best known for her mixtapes "Bandz and Hittaz" and "Drillary Clinton."

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She was working at a fast food restaurant at age 18 when her track "I Need a Hitta" went viral in 2012.

Katie is a reputed member of the OBN (Oak Boy Nation) gang, a Black Disciples set.

In 2017, she was arrested for identity theft. The then-24-year-old tweeted: "B*TCH I'M INNOCENT .. F*CK THE STATE." Her tweet didn't help her case. She was booked into the Cook County Jail.

Now 29, Katie claims she got into the drill music scene to document her life's experience and not to contribute to Chicago's already high crime rate through her music.

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The remix also features Boston rapper BIA ("Whole Lotta Money") after Nicki featured on her Whole Lotta Money remix in 2021. The 31-year-old appeared on Oxygen reality show Sisterhood of Hip Hop.
 
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Lil Kim responded to Internet troll 50 Cent dissing her 8-year-old daughter, Royal Reign, in a post on Instagram.

Kim checked 50 Cent on Thursday when he accused her of coming for Nicki Minaj's son in her verse on Megan Thee Stallion's new "Plan B" (Remix).

On the track, Kim rapped:

"Nigga, you's a b*tch, your father's a b*tch, your brother's a b*tch/Keep acting like this and your son gon' be a b*tch."

50 Cent re-posted his side-by-side comparison of Lil Kim's 2021 BET Awards outfit and an owl. He captioned his post:

"QGTM @nickiminaj you better light her ass up I'm watching. she said something about the baby, her baby eye fvcked up..."

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Royal Reign was born with congenital ptosis, which causes one or both eyelids to droop.

Kim, 48, responded angrily:

"I never said a word about anyone's child ... please feel free to listen to the song where we were clearly talking about an EX. To try and twist my words to have an excuse to take digs at my child is disgusting."

She added:

"I'm one of the most disrespected legends in the game but what you will not do is come for MY CHILD."

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Fans took to Twitter to drag 50 Cent for repeatedly bullying the Queen Bee.

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Nicki Minaj dropped the music video for her new song "Super Freaky Girl." The song samples Rick James' hit "Super Freak.'

In the video, the 39-year-old rapper boasts about her bedroom skills while sashaying around her neighborhood in skimpy attire. She also seduces a neighbor's husband in her pink kitchen and tools around the neighborhood in a pink Lamborghini.

She raps:

    They can't be Nicki, they so stupid, I just laugh when they try
    A thong bikini up my a**, I think I'll go for a dive
    His ex b*tch went up against me, but she didn't survive
    On applications I write "pressure" 'cause that's what I apply (Brr)
    P-P-P-Pressure applied, can't f*ck a regular guy
    Wetter than umbrellas and stickier than apple pie

The music video is uncensored, meaning it's NOT SAFE FOR WORK.
 
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Mattel Inc. is suing a company for using "Barbie" in Nicki Minaj's new "Barbie-Que" chips snack.

The company, called Rap Snacks, teams with rappers, such as Nicki Minaj, to promote branded potato chips.

According to Reuters, Mattel Inc. filed a lawsuit last week, accusing Rap Snacks of infringing on its Barbie trademark.

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The toy maker first sent a cease and desist, then took legal action to stop the production of the "Barbie-Que Honey Truffle" chips, which launched in stores earlier this year.

Mattel argued that the use of the word "Barbie" is a clear infringement of its long-standing brand.

"The association is so evident that upon seeing the packaging, representatives for Defendant's celebrity partner queried whether Rap Snacks had obtained permission from Mattel," the complaint reads. "Indeed, Rap Snacks never requested or received any such permission."

Mattel argues the Rap Snacks chips creates confusion among consumers who may mistakenly associate the chips with the Barbie doll toy.

Mattel is seeking an injunction to stop Rap Snacks from selling the chips or using the Barbie name. The corporation is seeking unspecified damages as well as profits from the chip sales.
 

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Earlier this week, a troll went viral on Instagram after he/she claimed to be Nicki Minaj's "ex-assistant". The troll was so convincing that several celebrities responded to the alleged rapper's "ex-assistant" online.

The troll's post went viral and the story was picked up by mainstream media outlets, including Yahoo! News and Newsweek magazine.

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An outraged Nicki shut down the allegations in a video after the post went viral.

"I am mind-blown that people are this f--king dumb, that people are believing that I got somebody that worked for me and now they spilling tea... It's not even that, it's that the tea sounds so f--king dumb. And for a person to believe it, you would have to be dumb. It's clearly a kid."

Megan F. Bettencourt, the woman whose profile photo was stolen by the troll, took to Twitter on Wednesday, August 3, to explain that she had nothing to do with the drama.

"To be clear: I have never had a secret life as the 'ex-assistant' of @NICKIMINAJ," she wrote. "Someone stole my photo and used it in a fake account. Fraudulent impersonation wasn't the way I envisioned being mentioned in @Newsweek, but hey, scammers gonna scam."

Nicki apparently felt bad for Megan. The rapper offered her a job in a post on Twitter.

"Ok you know TF what? well hey, if you ever need a job hit me up. I feel bad. but hey cheers to Newsweek! Always a sliver living. i-i guess?"

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The man convicted of killing rapper Nicki Minaj's father in a hit-and-run in February was sentenced to less than 1 year in jail.

Charles Polevich of Mineola, NY will only serve 8 months because he is currently serving time at the Nassau County Correctional Center.

Robert Maraj, 64, was struck and killed as he crossed an intersection on foot in Long Island, NY on Feb. 12, around 6 p.m.

Witnesses said a northbound white Volvo station wagon fled the scene after running over Mr. Maraj.

Polevich, 72, later turned himself in to police after they tracked his car to his home on Feb. 17, Nassau County Police announced.

Nicki has not commented on the sentencing, but she took to social media in February to share a brief message about her dad's untimely death.

"Tho I can't really bring myself to discuss the passing of my father as yet, I can say it has been the most devastating loss of my life. I find myself wanting to call him all the time. More so now that he's gone. Life is funny that way."

She added: "May his soul rest in paradise. He was very loved & will be very missed."

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Nicki Minaj released a six-part documentary series on Thursday. The documentary features concert footage and Nicki's struggles to stay relevant in a field crowded with Nicki clones.

"Female rappers weren't really charting at the time. I'm fighting for the girls who never thought they could win," said Nicki in the documentary produced by the Canadian company Bron Studios.

The video features footage from Nicki's recent trip to London, where she was ambushed by screaming Nicki fans.

The trailer drops a few weeks before Nicki releases a new episode of Queen Radio and a single "Freaky Girl" on August 11 and 12.
 

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Nicki Minaj caused a near riot when she arrived for a meet and greet in northwest London on Sunday, July 10.

The Barbie was in London, England where she headlined the Wireless Music Festival.

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The rapper was due to give an impromptu meet and greet in Camden, but arrived 3 hours late.

Screaming fans tried to block her stretch limo. Roads were closed after the situation became very dangerous as fans jumped on the hood of her limo!

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There were so many people in the street that she couldn't get into the venue, so she left the area as fans chased her limo down the street! Nicki showed up 30 minutes later and caused chaos by walking down the street!

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The rap superstar was escorted by dozens of officers through a crowd of ecstatic fans who just wanted a glimpse of her. She was emotionally touched by the wild reception she received in London.

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Earlier that day, Nicki Minaj dismissed Internet rumors saying she is pregnant with her second child.

While answering questions on Instagram Live ahead of the concert, a fan asked, "Are you pregnant?"

Nicki replied:

"Am I pregnant? Oh, I did mean to tweet this: I'm not fat, y'all, I'm pregnant. Oh wait. Did I say it wrong? I'm sorry. I think I said it wrong. I meant to say I'm not pregnant, I'm fat. But thanks, guys, for all the congratulatory messages."

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Nicki Minaj dismissed Internet rumors that she is pregnant with her second child.

The rumors started after Nicki performed at the Essence Festival in New Orleans recently.

The rapper was greeted by huge crowds that turned out to see her when she arrived at a cafe for a meet and greet in London. The line wrapped around the block.

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The Barbie was in London, England where she headlined the Wireless Music Festival on Sunday, July 10.

While answering questions on Instagram Live ahead of the concert, a fan asked, "Are you pregnant?"

Nicki replied:

"Am I pregnant? Oh, I did mean to tweet this: I'm not fat, y'all, I'm pregnant. Oh wait. Did I say it wrong? I'm sorry. I think I said it wrong. I meant to say I'm not pregnant, I'm fat. But thanks, guys, for all the congratulatory messages."

Nicki's husband, Kenneth Petty, wasn't able to make the trip to London with her because he is on home detention in Calabasas, California.

Petty pled guilty to failing to register as a sex offender when he moved to the West Coast from New York.

He was sentenced to one year on house arrest, followed by 3 years of probation last week.

Petty served four years in jail in 1995 after pleading guilty to the attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl.

Nicki and Kenneth have a toddler son nicknamed "Papa Bear."
 

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Nicki Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty was sentenced to 3 years probation and one year home confinement for failing to register as a sex offender in California.

During a hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Petty was sentenced to serve one year of home detention, followed by 3 years of probation.

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He was also ordered to pay a $55,000 fine, CBS Los Angeles and MyNewsLA.com report.

His sentencing hearing was postponed multiple times due to the pandemic.

Federal prosecutors wanted Petty to serve jail time -- not home confinement in his luxurious Calabasas mansion with his wife.

Petty served four years in jail in 1995 after he plead guilty to the attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl.

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Petty is a level 2 registered offender in New York, meaning he's considered a "moderate risk of repeat offense."

The feds noted that Petty lives in a "gated affluent community" which includes a pool, Nicki's music studio, and their beautifully landscaped backyard -- amenities not available to other criminals in jail.

In the documents obtained by TMZ, prosecutors said Petty complied with his sex offender registry paperwork for nearly 20 years - until he met Nicki in 2019 and moved with her to Cali. There, he stopped registering as a sex offender.

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As prosecutors described it, "Defendant began dating his wife, quit his job, moved to Los Angeles, and adopted an affluent lifestyle."

Petty told the court he didn't know he was supposed to register once he left NY state, but prosecutors said he was well aware of the rules after 2 decades.

His victim, Jennifer Hough, filed a lawsuit against him and Minaj, 39, accusing the pair of attempting to intimidate her into recanting her rape accusation.

A judge dismissed the lawsuit against Nicki, but it is still pending against Petty.

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Prosecutors want Nicki Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty, to serve jail time -- not on home confinement in his luxurious Calabasas mansion with his wife.

Petty plead guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in California, and now he wants to serve his sentence on home confinement, TMZ Hip Hop has learned.

According to new legal documents obtained by TMZ, federal prosecutors don't think 6 months behind bars followed by supervised release is sufficient punishment for Petty.

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The feds note that Petty lives in a "gated affluent community" which includes a pool, Nicki's music studio, and their beautifully landscaped backyard -- amenities not available to other criminals in jail.

In fact, the U.S. Attorney's Office seems to think his luxurious lifestyle is what led Petty down the wrong path.

In the documents, prosecutors say Petty complied with his sex offender registry paperwork for nearly 20 years - until he met Nicki in 2019 and moved with her to Cali. There, he stopped registering as a sex offender.

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As prosecutors describe it, "Defendant began dating his wife, quit his job, moved to Los Angeles, and adopted an affluent lifestyle."

Petty told the court he didn't know he was supposed to register once he left NY state, but prosecutors say he was well aware of the rules after 2 decades.

TMZ reported, Petty had to register as a sex offender after a 1995 attempted rape of a teenager conviction in NY.

Now, federal prosecutors in Cali are recommending he serve 15 months hard time behind bars, 5 years supervised release and pay $55,000 in retribution. The judge will make a final ruling at Petty's sentencing hearing on July 6.

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DJ Will has apologized for shouting out Nicki Minaj while Cardi B and Offset were in the club.

The DJ upset Cardi B by shouting out Nicki Minaj at a New York City nightclub on Wednesday, May 11.

Cardi grabbed the microphone to address the DJ, who quickly played Cardi's single "WAP."

"Who's in the building tonight? 'Cause we want all the f------ smoke, ya heard?" said Cardi. Then she issued a subtle warning to the DJ.

"We getting dangerous tonight? We getting dangerous tonight? DJ are we getting f------ dangerous tonight? Big Brim in the building, Big Brim in the building, Big Brim in the building. F--- outta here!"

"Big Brim" is a reference to the 59 Brims street gang in NYC. 59 Brims are affiliated with the national Bloods street gang.

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Cardi later said she was "set up" by the DJ, who took the high road and apologized on Thursday.

"I'm reading so many stories and narratives about things that happened and didn't happen and I just want to clear the air," he said in a statement.

"I never meant any disrespect to Cardi B, Offset, their family, friends, or fans in any way, shape, or form. It was an honest mistake and I feel horrible about it.

"I accept my responsibility for what happened and send my heartfelt apologies to Cardi B and Offset. I meant no malice, it was definitely no set up, I was simply there to rock the party, which is what I do."