Nicki Minaj Ghosted on Social Media and Her Fans Are Stressed

Nicki Minaj fans are frantically searching for the rapper, who hasn't made a single post on Twitter or Instagram this year. Nicki didn’t attend the Grammys and hasn’t been seen in public this year. In a state of distress, her worried Barbs have decided to launch website featuring a clock counting her time away plus a social media campaign to track the rapper down.

While some fans are concerned by her absence, others suspect that she’s up to something—namely her upcoming fourth studio album that's anticipated to drop sometime this year.

Last year, Nicki made plenty of noise after she delivered a handful of solid features, including verses for Migos' “Motorsport,” Yo Gotti's “Rake it Up,” and ASAP Ferg’s “Plain Jane (Remix)” to name a few.

In November, the Queens native promised that her upcoming album will be “super iconic” and expressed that she was excited to share it with her fans. “Sonically, I know what the album’s about to sound like. I know what this album is gonna mean to my fans. This album is everything in my life coming full circle and me being truly, genuinely happy,” she said at the time. “It feels almost like a celebration.”

Whether the rap queen is simply taking a social media break or getting ready to drop the hottest album of 2018, one thing is certain: The wait driving her fans crazy.

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Everyone Is Freaking Out Over Nicki Minaj’s Ménage à Trois-Inspired ‘Paper’ Mag Cover

Posing with two additional incarnations of yourself on magazine covers is officially the new wave. Tuesday, Paper unveiled their Ellen von Unwerth-shot new cover featuring Nicki Minaj. The “Minaj à Trois” cover also revives the publication's “Break the Internet” catchphrase, which magazine cover aficionados will remember from its inclusion on Kim Kardashian's own internet-smashing Paper cover back in 2014.


Wanna Minaj? @papermagazine 🧐👅 photos by @ellenvonunwerth #BreakTheInternet edition

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“We have never called an issue Break the Internet since we did it back in 2014 with Kim Kardashian,” Paper creative director Drew Elliott wrote when introducing their new cover. “It takes a certain type of talent, with an awesome fan base and the ability to put trust in PAPER to work our magic. I have always loved all of the looks that Nicki has done (and she has done them all). Her style (typically anchored by her off-the-charts hair choices) matches her musical talent perfectly. Break the Internet is all about the big idea, the word, the image. It came to me one day that 'Minaj à trois' had never been done. HOW?”

The full cover feature drops Wednesday. According to Paper, the feature includes even more internet-breaking Ellen von Unwerth shots. Until then, let's do that thing where we embed a bunch of tweets into an article and ask you to read them here instead of actually on Twitter.

The most notable response, arguably, is the trio of flame emoji Kardashian left on Minaj's Instagram post.

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Watch Nicki Minaj Join Drake on the Boy Meets World Tour

Young Money is in good spirits after dropping a trio of tracks earlier this week. Out of the Big 3, it was Nicki Minaj who broke her silence with “No Frauds,” “Changed It,” and “Regret in Your Tears,” sparking a lot of chatter online when two of those tracks finally addressed allegations made by Remy Ma on her diss records.

While Nicki has given Rem an ultimatum to respond with a hit record in 72 hours, she seems to be relaxing and enjoying her time overseas. Earlier today, Drake, who is performing his first of three shows in Paris on the Boy Meets World Tour, surprised the crowd by bringing out Nicki Minaj. She performed “Moment for Life,” “Only,” and “Truffle Butter.” Watch footage below.


Nicki Minaj on stage with Drake via @maher_1 instastory #nickiminaj #drake #boymeetsworldtour #teamminaj

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Back 2gether 🙏 #drake #nickiminaj #boymeetsworldtour #bmwt

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Minaj’s verse on “Truffle Butter” is loaded with boasts about her status in the game. One line in particular got Drake super excited (see above), which makes us think Minaj is feeling herself as the top female rapper right now. “Your whole style and approach, I invented / And I ain’t takin’ that back, cause I meant it,” she raps.

Maybe to promote her single or send another subliminal at Remy, she performed “No Frauds” (though only the hook) in front of the packed crowd at the AccorHotels Arena.

Furthermore, when Nicki took some flicks afterwards, she shared one with Drizzy. The caption reads: “Me & Drizzy laughed @ dat 🎀 #NickiInPARIS.”


Me & Drizzy laughed @ dat 🎀 #NickiInPARIS

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The Nicki/Remy saga is far from over. Stay tuned for more updates.

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People Think Nicki Minaj’s “Regret in Your Tears” Is About Meek Mill

Last night, Nicki Minaj dropped a trio of new singles. While the internet has been buzzing over Nicki finally clapping back at Remy Ma's “shETHER” on her Drake and Lil' Wayne-assisted “No Frauds,” they are missing one of the bigger stories with these tracks. No, it isn't that Nicki put Remy on notice; it's “Regret In Your Tears,” a track that some people think sounds like Nicki lamenting on her relationship with Meek Mill after their breakup back in January.

The hook on the song seems like the most obvious place where that line of thinking would come from, with Nicki saying, “Regret in your tears, now you taste 'em/'Cause you know I don't chase, I replace 'em.” She follows that up with, “I just want the memories, tried to make some with you/Now I gotta erase some with you.” It's easy to see why people would go down that route, and they are most definitely jumping on that bandwagon.

That last one? Nicki actually liked it. Not to say that that's 100 percent confirmation, but given the timeline, it just makes sense. And it's also smart business; not only has she topped the iTunes charts with the song dealing with Remy, but another one of her singles speaks on another fact of her life, in an entirely different style. She got that one off, and has owned the conversation all day.

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