Nicki Minaj responds to shocking claims made by alleged “former assistant”

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has had a rocky start to her week amidst some serious allegations, and now the rapper has clapped back


Nicki Minaj was forced to respond after trending on Twitter on Monday (August 1) because an Instagram user claiming to be her “ex assistant” began posting a series of allegations – some leading, some very serious – about her and others in her inner circle.


Nicki‘s new single ‘Freaky Girl’ was initially what got people talking, with the rapper getting high praise for the track, but there was another conversation bubbling online which soon blew up her @ mentions.


An account claiming to be Minaj’s ex-assistant, named Kate Miller, posted dozens of Instagram Stories containing wild claims about Nicki and her relationship other industry artists.

“I am Onika’s ex-assistant who she fired for absolutely no proof of fraud with her bank account,” one of the posts read.

“I’m exposing all files I have from working for her. Along with the voice messages she sent me regarding many different people.”


Allegations made relating to Drake, Lil Wayne, Cardi B, Rihanna, JAY-Z, Beyoncé, Nas, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat and her ex-boyfriend Meek Mill were all included in the now-viral posts. 


The claims took on a more serious tone when the account accused Minaj of owing $173 million to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), paying to boost her new song “Freaky Girl” on the charts and lying about her drug use.


Several troubling allegations were also made about Nicki’s husband, Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, whom Minaj has faced criticism over due to his status as a registered sex offender, having been convicted of first-degree attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl in 1995.


The account declined to post evidence to back up the claims, instead saying that a violated non-disclosure agreement (NDA) previously signed with the GRAMMY nominee would lead to legal troubles. “You know i’m not gonna post clips so you can sue me for everything i have sweetheart,” read one post.

The account has since been deleted, but the internet being, well, the internet – the word was out and EVERYONE was now talking about it.

Despite the claims being unsubstantiated at the time of posting, the press and media were all over it and Minaj eventually offered a response.


Via an Instagram late on Monday evening, Nicki went live to shut the rumours down saying “Y’all Getting Dumber & F*cking Dumber”, then suggesting the person(s) behind the account likely came from a rival fanbase to ruin her career.


“I am mind blown that people are this fucking dumb,” she said. “That people are really believing that I got somebody that work for me and now they spilling tea. Chile. But it’s not even that; it’s the tea sound so fucking dumb, and for a person to believe it, you would have to be dumb.”


“It’s clearly a kid. Do you know how much money you have to make to owe that amount of money to the IRS? … Like, come on. What? Get off of my sweet Trinidadian pussy. I really need y’all to either get a job, invest in yourself and your future.”


She continued: “Y’all, this is another fanbase, they’re going through with their plot to take me down ’cause they see that all the lies they’ve made thus far has never worked. God don’t like ugly, no weapon formed against me will prosper, okay?

“It’s people that’s right now paying entire staffs to figure out how to emulate Nicki. I know for a fact from actual people that work for labels, they have meetings, they’ve concocted every plan they can … When Mack [Maine] hit me, that’s when I knew I had to address this. Alright y’all, goodnight.”


The whole thing is entirely bizarre but managed to have the whole internet talking about the allegations, questioning if there might be any truth to the claims.

It doesn’t make a tremendous amount of sense, and made less so as it progressed, since the claims included wild amounts of tax money owing (what the rapper would have had to make to owe that much tax is… a lot), but also the poster cited a non disclosure agreement as a reason for not sharing any evidence. Yet also “named themselves” in the process, presumably already violating any NDA.


Still, it hasn’t stopped the internet, and The Barbz particularly who have been out in force defending Minaj, from talking.

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