Nicki Minaj Lashes Out At Journalist On TwitterNicki Minaj took to Twitter on Saturday to lash out at a journalist who wrote a critical article about the American Idol judge.
In her tirade against Access Hollywood’s Laura Saltman and Billy Bush, Minaj called Saltman a person who needs to get a life.
Saltman, in the article for Access Hollywood wrote: “Mariah is a professional who understands her reputation is everything. She has class. Nicki is another story.”
“In my 20 years in entertainment news, I have interviewed close to 5,000 celebrities — people who have bigger bragging rights than Nicki. Men and women who have Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. Yet, by far, she is the most ungracious of anyone I have met,” she continued.
According to her, Minaj only entertains two questions per reporter when she comes to the backstage after American Idol.
Saltman says that Minaj’s “people hover over you and even, at times, have their hand on your arm as you end your interview to make you stop.”
If a reporter does not abide by the two-question rule, Minaj is said to walk away.
“She makes zero eye contact and has no connection to whomever is interviewing her,” Saltman said.
Minaj apparently walked away from Saltman recently when she tried to ask her about her “bitter” and “insecure” comments on Twitter about fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey.
At the end of the article, Saltman wrote that Minaj is “a mean girl, a cyber-bully who is just perpetuating the problems of social media.”
“The truth is that 20 years from now, Mariah Carey will still be known as one of the best female vocalists of all time. Nicki Minaj – well, I will let you decide that,” she said.
In response to Saltman and her colleague Billy Bush, Minaj sent out the series of 11 tweets you can read below.
Honestly, if your day was really RUINED because i walked away from a question, rather than discuss something negative, u need a LIFE. Lmao— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 3, 2013
Like...why? I spk to these ppl every single week. Go above and beyond! And the one time i ignore your ignorance u try to paint a bad pic?— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 4, 2013
The audacity of you to call me nạsty with your one sided journalism. Thats what u ppl do. Yes. I AM the female Kanye cunt @billybush— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 4, 2013
Barbz, this is why I stress the importance of hard work, ambition & higher education. These ppl want so bad to keep us down.— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 4, 2013
But shout out to all the REAL journalists who were there and asked questions about AMBER and the rest of the CONTESTANTS!!! *salutes u*— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 4, 2013
like that man Billy Bush...like r u the fake ryan seacrest? like my g, who the fuk r u? lmao. i gotta laugh at this shit. i swear to God— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 4, 2013
I used to let these ppl say whatever they wanted about me, not anymore. I am blessed & highly favored, not afraid of losing your acceptance— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 4, 2013
I wldve respected her had she pulled me aside like a BOSS. But going to your "friends" to have them lash out against me on TV? grow up hoe— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 4, 2013
See, nothing scares me....don't need any show, any audience, any endorsement...God is real. I'm just enjoying life...whr he brought me from— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 4, 2013
aight bye— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 4, 2013