Nicki Minaj Goes Off on Anti-Journalist Twitter Rant
Minaj reserved a special vitriol for 'Access Hollywood' journo Laura Saltman, who wrote a scathing but tactful article about the 'Starships' rapper's backstage behavior. An excerpt from Saltman's article is below:
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.
Each week, she comes backstage for interviews and we are told "two questions only" while her people hover over you and even, at times, have their hand on your arm as you end your interview to make you stop. Waiver from the two-question rule and Nicki herself will walk away. She makes zero eye contact and has no connection to whomever is interviewing her. If she likes your question, she may give you a proper answer. If she doesn't, she may give you a dirty look and walk off. After she posted mean comments about Mariah on Twitter yesterday calling her "bitter" and "insecure," I wanted to give her the opportunity to redeem herself or perhaps apologize. I phrased my question that her comments had caused quite a stir online and asked if she had anything to say about it. She looked at me and told me my question made no sense and when I tried to explain it further she just said "goodnight" and walked off in a huff.
Ouch! Minaj responded pretty harshly at not only Saltman, but also her colleague Billy Bush:
"Lol. They dont realize how intelligent we are, so they constantly try to insult our intelligence. I will run circles around u pieces of s---," she snapped, adding, "like that man Billy Bush...like r u the fake ryan seacrest? like my g, who the f--- r u? lmao. i gotta laugh at this s---. i swear to God," and "Yo @LilTunechi. This h-- want some trukfit. @LauraSaltman."
"The audacity of you to call me nạsty with your one sided journalism. Thats what u ppl do. Yes. I AM the female Kanye c--- @billybush," she fumed.
She added, "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 h--."
Saltman responded on Twitter, writing, "'@NICKIMINAJ: Yo @LilTunechi. This h-- want some trukfit. @LauraSaltman' never been called a h-- before by a pop star! Badge of honor! U go!" Billy Bush replied as well:
Saltman also thanked Minaj's beloved Barbz despite them attacking her:
While it's unclear whether Minaj will take Saltman or Bush up on their offers, it's pretty safe to say she's not an 'Access Hollywood' fan. And based on some of her more cryptic tweets, it also sounds like a return to the next season of 'Idol' may be unlikely.
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